Restoring vegetation to areas disturbed by construction is a requirement for most projects. But – growing grass isn’t always so easy. It takes more than planting seed. Factors beyond project control affect re-vegetation: extreme heat or cold, poor soil fertility, too much or too little water, planting the wrong seeds at the wrong time in the wrong place, – it’s a long list. Using the right equipment in the right way we know how to properly cultivate seedbeds, plant and protect seeds, and monitor growth from germination to full plant establishment.
Many soils disturbed by construction activities do not have sufficient fertility to nurture strong stands of grass. Importing topsoil can help, but the fact is that most “topsoils” are not true topsoils; they are pit dug subsoils with little or no natural fertility (i.e. organic matter).
Incorporating compost into any soil builds fertility. Compost adds the organic matter necessary for soil life, adds nutrients, and buffers high and low pH soils.
Success in growing grass with compost amended soil has led the Texas Department of Transportation, (TxDOT) the U.S. Army Corps. Of Engineers (USACE), and other state, federal, county, and municipal to require compost as an important part of their re-vegetation programs.
Compost Manufactured Topsoil (CMT) is accomplished in two ways:
— Blend-On-Site (BOS)
We furnish, place and incorporate approximately 25% compost into approved existing topsoil for the specified depth of the seedbed.
— Pre-Blended (PB)
We furnish and place a pre-blended mix of compost and topsoil to the specified depth.