REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMITTAL AND APPROVAL OF LANDSCAPE AND IRRIGATION PLANS
As stated in the City Development Code under Chapter 19.28.010, Purpose of Landscape Standards, it states, "The purpose of this Chapter is to establish landscaping regulations that are intended but not limited to."
I. CODE AND AUTHORITY AND PURPOSES
The intent and purpose of these policies and procedures is to provide:
It is the responsibility of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department to conduct required inspections prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O).
A. NUMBER OF PLANS AND SUBMITTAL PROCEDURE
Five (5) copies of landscape and irrigation plans shall be submitted to the Public Works/Engineering Department along with payment of the appropriate Landscape Plan Review Fee.
B. LANDSCAPE PLANS
1. Shall be drawn by one of the following:
NOTE: The name, address, telephone number, along with signature of the person(s) who do the design shall be on the plans. Registered landscape architects and licensed landscape contractors shall include registration numbers and/or license numbers.
A. Plant symbol
B. Plant name, botanical and common
C. Plant size
D. Plant quantities
E. Spacing (feet on center, 100% coverage, etc.)
C. IRRIGATION PLANS
A. Components - low gallonage and low precipitation heads, drip systems and other sub-surface techniques, mini-jet heads, moisture sensing devices, controllers with ability of variable programming.
B. Efficiency - velocity shall be as close as possible to 5 feet per second. Plant material with different water requirements shall be on separate valves. Slopes shall be on separate valves. System design shall eliminate costly, wasteful overthrow and runoff.
A. Static P.S.I.
B. Service Main - type, size and length
C. Water Meter - location and size
D. Approved Backflow Prevention Device - location and size
E. All locations of pipe, valves and heads, (includes emitters, etc.)
NOTE: Piping sizing, (size) shall also be shown at each section of pipe, (mains and laterals).
NOTE: All valves shall be numbered.
III. LANDSCAPE AREAS
A. MAINTENANCE OF LANDSCAPE AREAS
The maintenance of landscape areas shall be the responsibility of the developer until all required inspections have been completed by the City of San Bernardino Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the "yellow" inspection record signed.
B. PLANTER AREAS
All required turf areas shall be protected from other landscape areas i.e. groundcover beds, shrub planters by a 6" concrete mow curb. Mow curb shall be 1" above finished grade.
All required landscaping shall be provided with automatic sprinkler facilities which shall be maintained in an operative condition. Utilize only reduced pressure devices or double check valve assembly. No atmospheric vacuum breakers are permitted.
D. SETBACK AREAS
All required setbacks around the perimeter of the property shall be landscaped (except for walks and driveways which bisect or encroach upon the required landscape area). The required setbacks shall be landscaped with trees, shrubs and groundcover. Landscaped earth berms shall be erected and maintained within the setback. Bermed areas shall have a maximum of 3:1 slope and be planted with a tall fescue type turf grass or other approved landscaping. A minimum width of 5 feet of landscaping shall be placed on the exterior of perimeter building walls.
E. GROUND COVER AND BEDDING MATERIAL
Gravel and decorative rock are permitted materials only if they are cemented or grouted in place. Loose rock is not permitted.
F. SLOPE LANDSCAPE REQUIREMENTS
A. Trees 10% - 15 gallon
49% - 5 gallon
50% - 1 gallon
B. Shrubs 20% - 5 gallon
80% - 1 gallon
C. Groundcover 100% - coverage within one (1) year.
G. EROSION CONTROL
All grading and drainage facilities, including erosion control planting of graded slopes, shall be done in accordance with a grading plan approved by the City Engineer. A grading permit shall be obtained prior to any grading being done.
H. WEED CONTROL
Pre-emergence control, post-emergence control and cultural control of weeds shall be addressed on the landscape plans submitted by the landscape architect.
IV. PLANT MATERIALS
A. CLIMATIC CONDITIONS AND PLANT LIST
Due to the hot, dry climate of San Bernardino, drought and heat tolerant plant material may be used upon prior approval. Plant list may be obtained from the Park Projects Coordinator at (909) 384-5217.
B. PLANT MATERIAL AND SIZE RATIO REQUIREMENTS
Landscaped areas shall have plant material selected and planting methods used which are suitable for the soil and climatic conditions of the site. Sizes of the plant materials shall conform to the following mix as required in the City Development Code.
Trees 20%, 24" box; 50%, 15 gallon; 15%, 36" box; 15%, 48" box
Shrubs 80%, 5 gallon; 20% 1 gallon
Groundcover 100% coverage within one (1) year
Fifteen (15) gallon trees shall have a 1" to 1/2" diameter caliper - 5 inches above the top of the rootball. They shall be 8' to 10' in height, with a 2' to 3' spread. Twenty-four inch (24") box trees shall have a 1 3/4" to 2" diameter caliper - 5 inches above the rootball. They shall be 9' to 10' feet in height, with a 4' to 5' spread.
C. STREET TREES
Street trees shall be required. Tree varieties and exact location will be determined by the Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. The Park Projects Coordinator shall mark locations and inspect plant material on site, prior to planting. Sidewalks, curbs and gutters must be clean of debris prior to marking. A 24-hour notice is required for inspection. The size of the street trees shall be 24" box specimens. The 24" box trees shall be planted as street trees within public parkway or City property. For a list of street trees, please contact the Park Projects Coordinator at the above referenced telephone number.
A. IRRIGATION SYSTEM
A. Depth of irrigation trenching, sleeving, mainline, lateral lines (prior to burial), valve installation and irrigation head assembly.
B. Pressure test of irrigation mainline (150 PSI for 2 hours).
C. Coverage test and final acceptance.
A. Upon completion of finished grade, soil preparation and final rake out.
B. When trees and shrubs are spotted for planting, with one example of planting hole for trees and shrubs. Provide samples of plant fertilizer.
C. Final inspection when planting and all other specified work has been completed.
VI. OTHER REQUIREMENTS