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Power Plant Land Development

Land Development: Power Plant

The project initially specified straw blankets. Hunter Webster from East Coast Green, a Pennsylvania based land contractor, was able to have the specifications changed to Soil Guard.

General Information

Location -- South Bend, Pennsylvania.
Certified Applicator -- Hunter Webster,
                                 East Coast Green
Prime Contractor -- Ryan Construction
Job size -- 30 Plus acres of applied Soil Guard
Application Rate -- 3000 - 3800 lbs/acre
Slope Grade -- 3:1 up to 1.5:1
Grade Type -- Compacted Local soil, track grade
Project Use -- Power Plant Sub-station
Owner -- Dominion Peoples Energy

All slopes had top soil from the site applied, and then were tracked with a dozer. Soil Guard was applied at a rate of 3,000 - 3800 pounds pre acre. Application took 45 minutes.

Weather Conditions

- Normal Summer Temperatures 79-84
- Sunny tp partly cloudy the day of application
- Average rainfall during germination period

Results

- Excellent germination over the entire project within 2 - 3 weeks
- Turf and vegetaion completely established within 20 - 30 days

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