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HomeMy WebLinkAbout2016-PAG-025 Grass Seeding COUNTY OF NEWELL - POLICY HANDBOOK POLICY NO: 2016-PAG-025 TITLE: GRASS SEEDING ADOPTED: November 24, 2016 (C-372/16) SUPERCEDES NO: 2014-PAG-025 TO BE REVIEWED: PAGE NO: 1 of 1 POLICY PURPOSE: The purpose of this policy is to facilitate the rehabilitation of vegetation on sites associated with county programs. POLICY GUIDELINES: Grass seeding will be an ongoing program carried out in conjunction with other County of Newell Departments. Grass seeding will be completed in the fall, weather permitting, after soil temperatures drop to five degrees Celsius or below in order to restrict fall germination. Locations requiring seeding will be forwarded to the Director of Agricultural Services by September 15 of each year Locations to be seeded will be leveled and free of rocks and excessive debris before Agricultural Services seeds the area Locations to be seeded will be forwarded via email accompanied by a map of the location and any special instructions (seeding rate, seeding date, seed mix) County Roadside seed mix will include the use of 60% Crested wheat, 25% Creeping Red Fescue and 15% Sheep fescue and will be seeded at a target rate of 20 lbs/acre using a drill and 25 lbs/acre using broadcast equipment All seed will be accompanied by a certificate of analysis and be free from noxious and prohibited noxious weeds as specified in the Weed Control Act and by local by- law. The Director of Agricultural Services may vary seeding date or requirements as circumstances warrant.