Give trees, turf and flowers a boost with Bloom®, a soil conditioner rich in organic matter and nutrients made from Class A Exceptional Quality biosolids produced at DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Sustainable alternative to chemical fertilizer.
Bloom is a great local solution for landscapers to quickly establish and more easily maintain lawns, trees, flowers and more. It’s a sustainable alternative to chemical fertilizer and an affordable alternative to compost, providing the benefits of both in a single product. Your clients will love the greener, more drought-resistant landscape they’ll get with Bloom in their soil.
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Product Specs and Pricing
Cured Bloom (1.5-1.5-0): Our highly sought after dried product, cured Bloom is available in bulk or bags. It’s easy to handle, and provides stabilized carbon and macro- and micro-nutrients for topdressing lawns, tree and flower plantings and more. Pricing starts at $25/cubic yard (not available directly from Blue Plains).
Sandy blend (approximately 3/7 Fresh Bloom, 2/7 sand and 2/7 hardwood fines): Our high-performing sandy blend is a favorite for topdressing and lawn establishment, starting at $12/cy.
Woody blend (50% Fresh Bloom and 50% hardwood fines): Produced at Blue Plains, our mulch blend is a great solution for landscaping jobs large and small, from sod establishment to topdressing plants. Pricing starts at $10/cy.
Fresh Bloom: Our fresh product is produced daily at Blue Plains and available with one week lead time at $3.50/cy for free pickup or delivery of $5/mile ($200 minimum). Fresh Bloom is a cost-effective solution for large jobs, where you can cheaply renew salvage soil on site for growing turf, trees and more.
Benefits of Bloom
- Nutrient-rich soil conditioner providing slow-release nitrogen, iron for darker grass and green leaves and other micronutrients
- Reduces hauling costs and purchase of expensive composts or fertilizer
- Supplies all the nutrients and organic matter needed to meet Maryland State Highway Authority specifications among others
- Improves drought resistance and water retention capacity
- Permitted for any use in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia, including construction
- Sustainable, recycled material
- Weed seed and debris-free
What They Say About Us
Bloom is great. Organic content goals were met, and the customer is very pleased. We will use Bloom on other sites and continue to recommend it to our commercial project partners.”
Project Manager, Denison Landscaping
When planting in urban sites, soils are often quite degraded. Bloom is the most potent soil conditioner available to improve soil quality. Bloom also fits well with our sustainability goals as a recycled, “buy local” product.
Associate Director, DDOT Department of Urban Forestry
This was our first job with Bloom and we got better results than I think we’ve ever seen, and certainly never so quickly! We did core aeration and overseeding of an existing lawn with poor, claylike soil and within seven days the tall fescue grass was jumping. Anyone trying to establish grass should consider using Bloom.
Owner, Maple Hill Lawn & Garden