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AS 4419:2018


Soils for landscaping and garden use

This Standard provides manufacturers with a set of requirements which will ensure that soils can support plant growth and to give users, such as growers, landscape architects and consumers, assurance of the suitability and quality of soils.
Published: 21/12/2018
Pages: 49
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Table of contents
Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope
2 Objective
3 Normative references
4 Definitions
5 General requirements
5.1 Soil classification
5.2 Soil pH
5.3 Scheme of soil classification
5.4 Specifications
5.4.1 General
5.4.2 Testing for all soil types
5.4.3 Specifications for each soil type
5.5 Bulk density
5.6 Organic matter
6 Deliveries of soils
6.1 Bagged soils
6.1.1 General
6.1.2 Volume
6.1.3 Protection
6.2 Bulk deliveries
7 Documentation
8 Compliance with environmental standards and guidelines
8.1 Chemical contaminants
8.2 Biosecurity
8.3 Physical contaminants
9 Health warning and hazardous information labels
9.1 General
9.2 Appearance
9.3 Health warning label
9.4 Hazardous information label
Appendix A
A1 Scope
A2 Definitions
A3 Bibliography
A4 Principle
A5 Sampling stockpiles and windrows
A5.1 Apparatus
A5.2 Sampling procedure
A6 Sample preparation for laboratory analysis
A6.1 General
A6.2 Apparatus
A6.3 Sample preparation types
A6.4 Aliquoting
A7 Aliquoting and testing for organic contaminants
A8 Test report
Appendix B
B1 Scope
B2 Principle
B3 Apparatus
B3.1 For packaged product
B3.2 For bulk product
B4 Procedure
B4.1 For packaged product
B4.2 For bulk product
B5 Test report
Appendix C
C1 Scope
C2 Principle
C3 Reagents and apparatus
C4 Procedure
C4.1 Water drop test
C4.2 Ethanol droplet test
C5 Test report
Appendix D
D1 Scope
D2 Principle
D3 Reagent
D4 Apparatus
D5 Procedures
D5.1 Sample preparation for low density soils
D5.2 Sample preparation for landscape soils, soils for turf and lawns and specialist soils
D5.3 Shaking and determination procedures (all soil types)
D6 Test report
Appendix E
E1 Scope
E2 Principle
E3 Reagents
E4 Procedure
E5 Test report
Appendix F
F1 Scope
F2 Principle
F3 Reagents
F4 Apparatus
F5 Procedures
F6 Calculation
F7 Test report
Appendix G
G1 Scope
G2 Principle
G3 Reagent
G4 Apparatus
G5 Procedures
G5.1 Sample preparation for low density soils
G5.2 Shaking and determination procedures
G6 Test report
Appendix H
H1 Scope
H2 Principle
H3 Reagents
H4 Apparatus
H5 Procedures
H5.1 Leaching
H5.2 Charging the soil with nitrate solution
H6 Calculation
H7 Test report
Appendix I
I1 Scope
I2 Principle
I3 Apparatus and materials
I4 Procedure
I5 Test report
Appendix J
J1 Scope
J2 Principle
J3 Reagents
J4 Apparatus
J5 Procedure
J6 Results
J7 Interpretation
J8 Test report
Appendix K
K1 Scope
K2 Principle
K3 Procedure
K4 Classification
K5 Test report
Appendix L
L1 Scope
L2 Principle
L3 Apparatus and materials
L4 Procedure
L5 Test report
Appendix M
M1 Scope
M2 Aspects for consideration
Cited references in this standard
Occupational protective gloves, Part 2: General requirements and test methods (ISO 21420:2020, MOD)
Respiratory protective devices
Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment
Eye and face protection — Guidelines
Composts, soil conditioners and mulches
Content history
[Available Superseded]
DR AS 4419:2018