HOW TO USE BLOOM
Bloom is easy to use. Please follow our guidelines for the best results.
- Plant Establishment – trees, flowers, vegetables, fruit, herbs – Incorporate 1-2 inches of Bloom to a depth of 6-12 inches of existing soil.
- Turf Establishment – Lawns (before seeding or sodding) – Incorporate 1-3 inches of Bloom to a depth of 6-12 inches of existing soil.
- Topsoil Blending – Uniformly blend 20 – 25% Bloom with topsoil, sand, bark, sawdust, and/or other materials (or a combination thereof). Spread blended soil and plant, then water.
- Potting Soil Blends – Uniformly blend 10 -20 % Bloom into a standard growing media. Place in pot and plant, then water.
WHAT ARE BIOSOLIDS?
We produce EPA-certified ‘Exceptional Quality’ biosolids.
After water is used in homes and businesses in the District of Columbia and portions of adjacent counties in Virginia and Maryland, it is sent to DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant: A Resource Recovery Facility. Our biosolids are the product of an intensive and technologically advanced process that uses high heat, pressure, and biological processes to remove pathogens found in wastewater and convert carbon to digester gas.
DC Water’s soil amendment products meet all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for use in your home and garden. Our Class A biosolids contain no pathogens and very low levels of metals. At DC Water, we go beyond these standards to produce EPA-certified Exceptional Quality biosolids.
The process that produces Bloom is just accelerated nature, producing clean, green, sustainable energy and a terrific soil amendment.
Have more questions? Read our Facts about Bloom.