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Customer of the Month: Chevy Chase Club

November 24, 2023|Categories: News|

Thanks to Michael Gildea, Garden and Grounds Manager for the Chevy Chase Club, for giving Bloom a tour of its historic grounds, when we snapped this photo of a 1914 American elm mulched with Bloom. Gildea's staff used Bloom in several areas on the CCC's picturesque grounds, including the golf

DC Master Gardeners Tour Blue Plains

November 24, 2023|Categories: News|

Bloom was excited to welcome a group of DC Master Gardeners and Naturalists to Blue Plains this month, planting seeds for future collaborations with local community and school gardens. The MGs were so excited for the opportunity that the tour filled up within an hour of the announcement, so we

Fore! Bloom on the Greens at Andrews Air Force Base

October 27, 2023|Categories: News|

For Ben Ellis, superintendent of the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base, Bloom was a lifesaver at his previous assignment, the Golf Club at Fort Belvoir: getting turf to grow on two holes devoid of any topsoil. “We had ten acres with zero topsoil and had to essentially grow

Project of the Month: Washington National Cathedral

October 27, 2023|Categories: News|

When an outside party ran over the grass at Washington National Cathedral, taking hunks of sod with them, Bloom was there to save the day. "The photos were taken over the course of two weeks, from the initial damage done to the turf area to the photo with laid sod.

Customer of the Month: David Happ

October 27, 2023|Categories: News|

Bloom loves hearing from happy customers like David Happ. The Newburg, MD farmer transformed farmland that had been fallow and stripped of nutrients for 60 years, and used Bloom to grow soybeans, beets, clover and more. Happ applied Bloom to 10 acres of former scrubland and reactivated that to grow

Bloom Builds Bridges at DCQI

October 27, 2023|Categories: News|

As a proud partner of the Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association (MTBMA), Bloom was delighted to have a presence at the organization's 2023 DC Quality Initiative, whose focus this year was on innovations in transportation. Bloom was mentioned by DC Water's Rudy Gonzalez in the conference opening remarks as

Customer of the Month: Spider Hall Farm

September 22, 2023|Categories: News|

Thanks to Charlie Cox of Spider Hall Farm for sending this action shot of his combine harvesting a field of Bloom-boosted corn. "The dry weather really helped us to expedite the Bloom spreading this spring. I can really tell the difference in the Bloom corn compared to where we used

Bloom Judges Compost Contest at DC State Fair

September 22, 2023|Categories: News|

Bloom's Senior Director April Thompson joined Brenda Platt, Composting for Community Director for the Institute for Self-Reliance, to judge a heated competition in the 2023 DC State Fair: the compost contest! And when we say heated, that would be 90-140 degrees - the ideal compost pile temp range. The first

Bloom Spreader Program Assists Farmers

September 22, 2023|Categories: News|

Did you know that we have a spreader program for farmers ordering 500 or more tons of Bloom? Bloom is best spread with a manure spreader, but not all customers have the right equipment to apply it. Bloom has two sizes of spreaders available to assist customers, available on a