13 Aug Soil forms the basis of every landscape project
Village Green reviews and posts an article about our soil specification book.
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Simon Leake, originally an agricultural scientist, he’s seen enough things go wrong over the years as a soil pathologist – projects big and small – to warrant co-authoring a soils book with landscape architect Elke Haege. Together they’ve produced an incredibly user friendly means to encourage landscape architects, specification writers, project managers and landscape contractors to get the basis – the soil – right the first time.
successful projects: three basic steps…
- Make sure there is a soil scientist or landscape technologist involved in the project as early as the design stage, especially if it’s looking complicated.
- Write soil specifications so that they are performance-based, in other words, give information about what the soil needs to be able to do. This is also the place to provide some ideas of what might meet these specs.
- Include a system of compliance within the tender documentation – just as engineering projects incorporate compliance so should landscape projects.