Bioretention soils, otherwise known as bio mix soils, are new blends of soil materials. These soils are used specifically for filtering stormwater. Stormwater management systems are most notably retention ponds and rain gardens. Dirt Connections offers soil blends for the proper installation of the ponds. These ponds will improve water quality and facilitate plant growth in ponds. These types of soils also help remove contaminants and impurities in water to protect freshwater life.
These soils generally comprise of a large amount of sand. In addition these soils contain small ratios of clay and organic matter. The soil material can vary in measurements depending on the amount, type of collected pollutants in the pond. Here at Dirt Connections, we can deliver custom mixes directly to the pond or rain garden. We can give your organization peace of mind knowing you don not have to worry about creating or transporting the bio mix soil.
Mixtures Found in Soils
The majority of bio mix soils are made up of sand, which helps to enhance drainage and prevent overflow, especially in areas that are susceptible to flash floods. Soils composed of clay and silt, which eliminate nitrogen and other contaminants. In addition, bio mix soils contain small quantities of organic matter that decomposes over time, releasing essential nutrients for vegetation as well as removing other organic matter that may contribute to the soil. An average mix for both a retention pond and rain garden is about 85% sand, 10% clay and/or silt, and 5% organic matter; however, custom mixes are available upon request.
Bio Mix Soil Benefits
Soil blends provide reduction in pollutants and enhanced plant growth and drainage. The clay and silt remove nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and other elements from the stormwater. The water management system reduces pollution. Likewise, organic matter contributes to the decomposition of other organic matter. Decomposition will support the growth of vegetation in and around the pond. The sand in the mix provides sufficient drainage for the system, preventing floods and enabling runoff to flow into larger bodies of water.
Receive a Soil Delivery
If you are a contractor or employee of a commercial or nonprofit environmental authority, Dirt Connections will deliver bio mix soil to the stormwater management system you are working with. Our bio mix soil contractors will develop a custom blend for you. Depending on the current drainage structure and amount of pollutants, we can provide service to you.
Dirt Connections will work to ensure that your custom mix meets your desired specifications. For more information about bio mix soil, contact Dirt Connections.