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AKA Hydraulic Growth Mulch or Biotic Earth

After construction soils and substrates that was left on site for re-vegetation is often severely degraded and are inherently lacking in organic matter, nutrients, and biological activity essential to sustainable vegetative establishment. Ideally these sites would be covered with several inches (centimeters) of rich fertile topsoil to help develop a reasonable growing medium. However, there is simply not enough suitable or reasonably priced topsoil to ameliorate inhospitable conditions on every site. In nature, sustainable vegetation is achieved through the biological process of organic matter breaking down in soil and delivering nutrients plants need to grow—it’s called nutrient cycling. Unfortunately, all too many revegetation attempts fail due to soils deficient in organic matter and biological activity.

Biotic Soil Media’s have been designed as a topsoil alternative that help poor soils come alive and vegetation to thrive but are not a direct replacement for topsoil. The goal being to improve the soil's foundation instead of hauling in new topsoil, and/or seeding on poor soil. Biotic Soil Media’s accelerate the development of depleted soils/substrates with low organic matter, low nutrient levels and limited biological activity by mimicking Mother Nature to kick-start vigorous root development and vegetation establishment. Biotic Soil Media’s provide an abundant source of organic matter and soil building components to quickly modify soil chemistry, initiate the nutrient cycling necessary to regenerate depleted soils and buildup of the uppermost “O” and “A” soil horizons. Where vegetation establishment is expected to occur within 12 months or less. So, unless you are certain the soils on your sites contain the essentials to sustain plant growth, you can’t afford not to use Biotic Soil Media’s. They are revolutionizing the way soil is amended today.



Hydraulically applied Biotic Soil Media’s are a cost-efficient installation versus truckloads of topsoil or compost. Biotic Soil Media’s provide the same amount of organic and soil building components per acre as 36 loads of rich topsoil.

  • 36 x 15 cubic yard capacity dump trucks are needed to cover 1 acre (0.4 ha) with 4 in (10 cm) of topsoil. Grading and spreading of 4 in (10 cm) of topsoil over 1 acre (0.4 ha) properly requires at least 1 day of equipment and labour.

  • 2 x 3,000-gallon capacity hydroseeder trucks are needed to cover 1 acre (0.4 ha) with 3,500-5,000 pounds of Biotic Soil Media. Hydraulically applied Biotic Soil Media over 1 acre (0.4 ha) requires 4 hours of equipment and labour.

The popularity of using Biotic Soil Media Products is soaring across Ontario for roadside, commercial and residential construction for the following reasons:


  • Excess Soil Legislation

  • High costs associated with transporting and importing topsoil

  • Brings poor soil back to life without changing the grade

  • Evenly distributes all components

  • Holds the seed and soil in place

  • Triggers the germination cycle

  • Places the seed at an ideal depth for good germination

  • Virtually any plant that grows from seed can be used grasses, wildflowers and crown vetch, to name a few

  • Problems associated with other seeding methods are greatly reduced

  • Can be completed in a very short period of time

  • Has a distinct brown colour when applied

  • Results are quick with the right growing conditions and before you know it a beautiful lush lawn or ground cover is growing

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