Soil

Soil Amendments

Seeding for Progress and Restoration

Seeding for Progress and Restoration

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The Palouse region of eastern Washington is known as one of the most fertile expanses of land in the world, with rich topsoil plunging to a depth of 100 feet or more. As Kurt Merg, vegetation ecologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, explains, it is one of  … Read More

Post-Fire Erosion Control Methods

Post-Fire Erosion Control Methods

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In total, the North Bay fires of 2017 burned about 40,000 acres. The southern California fires were even larger, totaling 1 million acres. The fires burned a wide variety of landscapes, including whole neighborhoods in flat, urbanized areas. Unlike rural areas, these areas are served by urban infrastructure, including storm  … Read More

The Benefits of Engineered Soils

The Benefits of Engineered Soils

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Engineered soil: it sounds like a new concept, but one historical record notes it is more than 1,000 years old. In the sixth century AD, a group of ascetic monks left the lush, green mainland of Ireland seeking a new, remote environment to practice their dedication and humility. Braving the  … Read More

Options for Dust Control

Options for Dust Control

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EPA has a commonly accepted statement on dust: “One car making one pass on one mile of dirt or gravel road one time each day for one year creates one ton of dust.” It doesn’t have a comparable statement regarding horses, but a similar calculation might be possible.  … Read More

As Nutritious as Cardboard

As Nutritious as Cardboard

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They might have saved large swaths of Texas from blowing away during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, but today they’re unwelcome tenants—interlopers from another time and place.

Two types of grass, one originally from China and the other from South Africa, are taking over the southeastern part of the  … Read More

Hydroseeding Equipment for Large Jobs

Hydroseeding Equipment for Large Jobs

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In hydroseeding projects, it’s not only critical what product is applied, but the equipment used to apply it.

Time is of the essence, and having equipment with the power to cover large areas in a small amount of time is necessary not only in emergency jobs, but also in day-to-day projects  … Read More



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