ITEM 662  Landscape Watering

662.01  Description

662.02  Watering

662.03  Method of Measurement

662.04  Basis of Payment


662.01  Description.  This work consists of furnishing, delivering, applying, measuring, and scheduling a sufficient amount of water necessary to keep each plant included in Item 661 in a healthy growing condition throughout the period of establishment and the Contract.

662.02  Watering.  Furnish the water used in watering landscape plants.  Thoroughly water all plant material at the time of planting regardless of soil moisture content.  Continue to water throughout the period of establishment.

Saturate the root zone and mulched area of each plant without causing run-off according to Table 662.03-1.  During fall planting, continue to water until the ground is frozen and recommence watering after the spring thaw.  Furnish a rain gauge approved by the Engineer.

662.03  Method of Measurement.  The Department will measure Landscape Watering by the number of gallons (liters) delivered to plants from approved metered tanks or individually measured containers as follows:

Table 662.03-1  Watering Table

Plant Description

Gallons (L)



   12 to 36 inches (300 to 900 mm), height

4 (15)

   36 inches to 5 feet (900 mm to 1.5 m), height

7 (25)



   5 to 8 feet (1.5 to 2.5 m), height

15 (55)

   2 to 3 inches (50 to 75 mm), caliper

25 (95)

   3 to 4 inches (75 to 100 mm), caliper

30 (115)

   Greater than 4 inches (100 mm), caliper

35 (115)


662.04  Basis of Payment.  The Department will pay for the accepted quantities at the contract price as follows:

Item           Unit                                Description

662             Gallon (Liter)                  Landscape Watering