A bioretention area (also called a bioretention basin or bioretention pond) is a shallow landscaped depression engineered to capture and filter stormwater runoff using soil, non-invasive plants and microbes.
The soil and vegetation treat the rainwater, so quality is paramount. At Green Landscaping Supply, we have high-quality bio mix soil for your bioretention areas.
A Landscaping Feature with a Purpose
Bioretention areas vary in size and work best when receiving runoff as close to the source as possible. They are commonly found next to roofs, parking lots, driveways and other impervious surfaces where runoff is most polluted. They can be installed in lawns, parking lot islands, median strips and more.
From there, the stormwater entering the underdrain system or infiltrating into the existing subsoil below the soil bed has reduced total suspended solids, soluble salts, metals, nutrients (Phosphorus, Nitrogen) and pathogens (fecal). They also slow the release of water into lakes, rivers and natural water reserves during heavy rain.
Therefore, bioretention areas are aesthetically pleasing landscaping features with a valuable purpose.
What is Bio Mix Soil?
Bioretention soil (bio mix soil) captures chemicals, oil and other contaminants from roads and lawns, so it doesn’t pollute surrounding waterways in the Atlanta area.
Not any soil will do. It has to be a specific combination of sand, soil and compost to retain and filter the water properly. At Green Landscape Supply, we offer quality bio mix soil for retention ponds and landscaping at our locations in Buford and Norcross, GA.
Sand is the highest percentage component in the mix and has a specific gradation to enable infiltration. The soil is screened to be free of contaminants and contains the appropriate chemical characteristics and pH level. The compost stabilizes the pH, adds organic matter content to the planting media mix and promotes beneficial microbial activity for water treatment.
In addition to precise component percentages and types, the bio mix soil is homogenously blended with the proper equipment. As a result, the soil performs as designed from the top to the bottom of the bioretention profile.
Bio Mix Soil Delivery in Atlanta or the Surrounding Regions
Green Landscaping Supply has the bio mix soil you need for your landscaped area or bioretention basin in Atlanta or the surrounding regions. We deliver within 20 miles of our Buford or Norcross, GA locations, so you can protect our environment and natural water resources with suitable soil. Contact us today to ensure you filter out harmful elements from water runoff on your land.
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