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Potting soil, also known as potting mix or potting compost, is a medium in which to grow plants, herbs and vegetables in a pot or other durable container. The first recorded use of the term is from an 1861 issue of the American Agriculturist.

Project Profile: Pendleton Multiway Boulevard Wins Awards

Project Profile: Pendleton Multiway Boulevard Wins Awards

Situated on more than 87,000 acres adjacent to the Puget Sound, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA, is one of the largest military bases in the country and is considered to be one of the premier military installations on the West Coast by the US Department of Defense (DOD). JBLM is

Amending the Soil

Amending the Soil

Earth has “amazing self-healing properties,” notes Barry Cook, a partner with Northwest Hydro-Mulchers.
“I’ve heard it explained a lot like a cut on a human arm. If you ignore it, chances are it will get infected and the issues will get complicated. If you clean it and treat it with some

DFI Announces Board of Trustees’ Election Results

Hawthorne, NJ (December 18, 2014): DFI’s membership voted to elect four new members to the board and re-elect two members as follows. Their terms begin on January 1, 2015. Matthew E. Meyer, P.E., is a professional engineer registered in Florida, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, New York and Connecticut, with about

Industrial Sites Go Green to Manage Stormwater

Industrial Sites Go Green to Manage Stormwater

Industrial sites have been slow to install green infrastructure. Years ago it didn’t have the track record of success that it has now. Industrial sites often have confined spaces or impervious areas that would have to be removed, adding extra cost. But industrial sites and green infrastructure can be a

Green Infrastructure Makes Sen$e in the Twin Cities

Green Infrastructure Makes Sen$e in the Twin Cities

Minnesota’s Twin Cities had green infrastructure long before it was called that. In 1883, Minneapolis established an independent park commission. Its members were perceptive enough to hire two of the country’s best landscape architects: H. W. S. Cleveland, who had directed the Boston Park Commission, and Frederick Law Olmsted, who

Rain Garden Monitoring

Rain Garden Monitoring

Rain gardens are a popular green infrastructure choice. But until recently, not much was known about their actual performance. That knowledge could help public and private entities decide where to use them, how to design and maintain them, and how to budget for them. Setting out to address that challenge,

Project Profile: Native Grasses and Innovative Technology

Project Profile: Native Grasses and Innovative Technology

There’s a certain risk associated with changing what is apparently not broken. Examples abound, from New Coke to the Ford Edsel to the Arch Deluxe, McDonald’s “burger with the grown-up taste.” Don’t remember that last one? Exactly-some things are best left as is. In 1999, in an effort to beautify

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