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Landscaping with Plants

Aménagement paysager

Standard BNQ 0605-100
Landscaping with Plants

BNQ standards on ornamental horticulture (BNQ 0605-) constitute a major reference for ornamental industry growers and service providers concerned with offering their customers guarantees of quality and reliability.

These standards contribute to ensuring that the production, use and maintenance of plants and landscaping work with inert materials are carried out with environmental preservation in mind and consideration of currently existing techniques.

Standard BNQ 0605-100 applies to landscaping with plants. In addition to promoting user awareness of the importance of preserving existing trees and shrubs during landscaping and construction work, the standard establishes rules, techniques, specifications and requirements related to all aspects of landscaping with plants. The standard is divided into 12 sections covering the following aspects:

  • Definitions;
  • Preservation of trees and shrubs during landscaping and construction work;
  • Surface preparation work;
  • Soils;
  • Sodding;
  • Seeding;
  • Renovating sodded and seeded surfaces;
  • Naturalizing and stabilizing slopes, banks and slopes with vegetative cover;
  • Planting trees and shrubss;
  • Planting annuals and perennials, including bulb plants;
  • Landscaping work with mosaics;
  • Planting green walls.

Download standard (French only)

12546FRNBNQ 0605-100 Aménagement paysager à l'aide de végétaux
Cette nouvelle édition remplace celle du 21 septembre 2001.
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0605-1000605-100R:PDFNetwork PDF License (5 users)French2019-06-17215696 $

Financial contributors

The development of this standard was made possible thanks to the financial support of the following organizations:




AIQ                     APPQ




Standards Committee Members

Number of committee members: 10
Mr. Guy BédardMinistère des Transports
Ms. Émilie ChagnonMatériaux paysagers Savaria
Ms. Danielle DagenaisUniversité de Montréal,
Mr. Christian DesmaraisPaysage Sud-Ouest
Mr. Frédérik GendronVille de Montréal
Mr. Luc GrégoireFédération interdisciplinaire de l'horticulture ornementale du Québec (FIHOQ)
Ms. Meagan HannaSociété internationale d'arboriculture Québec (SIAQ)
Mr. Guy LalibertéInstitut de technologie agroalimentaire (ITA) Campus de Saint-Hyacinthe
Ms. Micheline LévesqueSolutions alternatives environnement
Ms. Danielle St-JeanVille de Granby


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