Tools for builders
Watch video (on King County's website)
Landscaping guide (PDF) Design, building, and maintenance tips for professionals
Managing Stormwater Onsite (PDF) Soil BMPs as part of the "Low Impact Development" toolbox
When to amend? (PDF) Construction sequencing for soil protection and restoration
Erosion control with compost (PDF) Meet your TESC requirements, build healthy soil, work faster, and save money.
Homebuyer factsheet (PDF) Print and use to promote your healthy soil and landscape practices to your customers. It sells!
Learn More – Background, science, specs and resources for designers, and related information are available on our partner website: www.soilsforsalmon.org
Why build healthy soil?
- More marketable buildings and landscapes
- Better site erosion control
- Reduced need for water and chemicals
- Less stormwater runoff, better water quality
- Healthy landscapes = satisfied customers
Washington State's stormwater permits require these soil BMPs. That requirement is taking effect locally as towns and counties around Western Washington update their stormwater codes (as required by law). Some jurisdictions already require the soil BMPs – all will soon.
The good news is, it's easy, and customers want it. New home buyers say they are happy to pay more for a healthy, easy to care for landscape – and that starts with the soil.
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