Inching Closer To the Sun

Inching Closer To the Sun

Inching Closer To the Sun Quality, even in a recession, never goes out of style. Contractors seek effective, lasting erosion control on their project sites, as well as affordability. Because of the easy application process and the products’ staying power, hydroseeding remains a viable, economically savvy solution during bleak economic times. read more (PDF)….

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Tough Hydroseeding Challenges ~ Oil and Gas Drilling Reclamation

Oil and Gas Drilling Reclamation The town of Parachute, CO, lies in the approximate epicenter of the basin and that’s where Colby Reid, reclamation manager for Western States Reclamation, has been working lately. With such mammoth reserves, the basin is home to thousands of wells, with hundreds added annually. It is Reid’s job to revegetate the area surrounding new wells.

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Tough Hydroseeding Challenges ~ Eroding Adirondack Slopes

Eroding Adirondack Slopes The Bakersfield, CA, company Terra Novo had previously discussed with the district the use of its erosion control product EarthGuard Fiber Matrix. The county decided to try EarthGuard on a test patch of slope to compare with the guar tackifier already in use. Brian Foster of Terra Novo describes EarthGuard as a polymer stabilizer fiber matrix, which

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West Virginia Highway 47 Cut ~ Choosing the Right Mulch

West Virginia Highway 47 Cut ~ Choosing the Right Mulch Zwilling elected to use Flexterra FGM, a flexible growth medium that immediately bonds to the soil. Flexterra combines "thermally refined" wood fibers with crimped manmade fibers and other additives to produce an interlocking matrix with water-absorbing cavities that enhance germination and reduce soil loss. "It maintains its strength even in

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West Virginia Highway 47 Cut ~ The Next Steps

West Virginia Highway 47 Cut ~ The Next Steps The difficult project had to be completed in steps. Initially, elemental sulfur, powdered iron sulfate, and gypsum were hydraulically applied to reduce the soil pH, and this mixture required time to activate. Penn Line waited approximately two weeks before proceeding with the actual hydroseeding. In addition, a combination of Super-Bio microbes,

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West Virginia Highway 47 Cut ~ ph Problem

West Virginia Highway 47 Cut ~ ph Problem Theisen notes that once the pH problem was identified, he knew that it had to be lowered substantially. Another question that remained was what kind of seed mix to use. Drawing on the combined experience of the West Virginia DOT; the Department of Natural Resources (with its experience in difficult mine reclamation

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Tough Challenges ~ West Virginia Highway 47 Cut

West Virginia Highway 47 Cut "In 15 years of working with hydraulic products, I’ve never encountered a more challenging project," says Stephen Zwilling of Profile Products LLC in Buffalo Grove, IL. He’s referring to the 14-acre Highway 47 cut revegetation project in Parkersburg, WV. "There have been many attempts over a number of years to establish vegetation here,” he explains.

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Tough Challenges ~ Vegetating Ski Runs

Tough Challenges ~ Vegetating Ski Runs Beautiful Lake Tahoe straddles the California-Nevada border and is situated approximately 40 minutes from Reno, NV, and a little over three hours from San Francisco. Near the north shore of Lake Tahoe, on the California side, sits the historic small town of Truckee, home of the Northstar ski resort. In the spring of 2008,

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Great Innovations

Great Innovations- by Chris Bacon I was once in the business of landscaping having co-managed a firm in New Hampshire and now am on the equipment side of the green industry and it absolutely amazes me how equipment innovation has changed the way landscape construction and maintenance companies do business today. The Mini Excavator The mini excavator was first introduced

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Finn and hydrograssscorp.com in NYC

FINN Takes a Bite of the Big Apple ~ a hydrograsscorp.com customer profile Finn & hydrograssscorp.com in NYC Adam’s European Contracting, Inc. of Brooklyn, New York, is an award winning general contracting construction company that specializes in exterior renovation work,including masonry, roofing, excavation, and stone work for public agencies and commercial buildings. Malgorzata Skarzynski, a Polish immigrant, established the company

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