Highway landscapes are usually large in size, often spread over many miles. They have high volume of plants, trees and materials that require significant financial resources to to acquire. The pace of work must continuously match the progress of other trades, and the quality of work must be maintained. We have been doing this for over 20 years. WH Canon Landscape Company is qualified by MDOT (H&I) for landscaping and seeding and grading and drainage.
- Main characteristic of the project: Landscaping for both sides of the seven-mile stretch of I-96.
- Challenges of the project: Project involved 32,000 plants, 34,000 cubic yards of compost, a new and untested seeding method, and a tight timeline.
- How we made it work: We developed solutions for the seeding by modifying machinery. We worked with our supply chain to source the plants and materials and to have them delivered on time. We treated the project as a manufacturing operation with tight control of production volume and quality.