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A plant establishment period of three growing season months (March through October) shall be required for all landscape areas. At the completion of this period all plant materials shall be in a healthy condition and the landscaped area shall be maintained free of weeds, litter and debris.

(a) For projects with less than 10,000 square feet of landscaped area, proof of a contract with a licensed landscape contractor to maintain the landscape for the plant establishment period shall be submitted.

(b) For projects with greater than 10,000 square feet of landscape area and for all residential condominiums, financial securities shall be held by the City as required in Section 27.71.090 to ensure compliance with the plant establishment period.