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Ask the Expert: Bloom and Phosphorus

December 14, 2021|Categories: News|

By Ron Alexander Q: I find the labels and regulations around phosphorus confusing. What can I expect from the phosphorus in Bloom? A: The short answer is you’re not alone in finding this confusing, and it’s complicated. Phosphorus is one of the 16 essential plant nutrients and one of

Picture of the Month: A Library in Bloom

November 11, 2021|Categories: News|

Shout out to Master Gardener (MG) Jeanne Weiss for submitting this photo and account of her volunteer installation crew at Connie Morella Library in Bethesda, Maryland. Jeanne learned about Bloom during a recent presentation from Bloom's Sales and Marketing Director and fellow MG April Thompson to the Montgomery County MGs. In Jeanne's words,

Ask the Expert: Why is there Wood in the Bloom Blends?

November 10, 2021|Categories: News|

By Ron Alexander Q: Why is there “Wood” in the Bloom Blends? A: Fresh Bloom, DC Water’s Class A Exceptional Quality biosolids product, is a favorite of farmers, soil blenders and contractors alike, being a great source of both plant nutrients and organic matter. However, it is not the

Bloom Featured on Sustainability Podcast

October 13, 2021|Categories: News|

Looking for a good listen on your commute? Check out the Sustainably Geeky podcast for the everyday environmentalist.This monthly podcast breaks down complicated environmental topics with experts, most recently our favorite topic of all, biosolids! The September episode included a fun and informative discussion on wastewater recycling with industry experts Maile Lono-Batura (Director of

Bloom Brings Benefits to UDC Green Infrastructure Project

October 13, 2021|Categories: News|

Through a grant from the District’s Department of Energy and the Environment, a research team from the University of the District of Columbia has installed an innovative green stormwater infrastructure at the UDC Bertie Backus Campus in Ward 5. As part of this effort, a compacted turf lawn was converted

Bloom Blend Producers Grant County Mulch and JK Landscape Supply

September 17, 2021|Categories: News|

We love serving our landscaper and homeowner customers, but sometimes our DC  location is less than convenient for those located in Maryland and Virginia. We're pleased to be working with two pioneers in the industry, Grant County Mulch and JK Enterprise Landscape Supply, who are producing our signature Woody Blend on site, making

Project of the Month: McLean Gardens

September 14, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: |

We love to hear about customers who ask their landscapers to use Bloom, as was the case with McLean Gardens, a 43-acre residential complex in NW DC. McLean Gardens' landscaping committee had committed to using sustainable products, while also setting a high bar for the results they expected from their

Photo of the Month: Vista View Farms

September 10, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: |

Vista View Farms, a Damascus, Maryland family farm, sure got an earful from Bloom this season! "We saw a tremendous crop improvement with the help of Bloom -- the largest tonnage of corn we’ve ever harvested,” said Vista View's Andrew Keller, adding the corn was 13 feet tall across the board.

Project of the Month: Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

August 17, 2021|Categories: News|

Bloom loves working with local DC projects, as their short distance to deliver reduces our carbon footprint even further. It doesn't get much closer than the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge project, which the Bloom team can see right from DC Water's headquarters, HQO. The project, which focuses on replacing the 70-year-old South Capitol Bridge, is