Bioretention soils, otherwise known as bio mix soils, are new blends of soil that are used specifically for filtering stormwater management systems, most notably retention ponds and rain gardens. Dirt Connections offers bio mix soil for organizations that intend to improve water quality and facilitate plant growth in ponds. Bio mix 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 to small ratios of clay and organic matter, and can vary in measurements depending on the amount of pollutants in the pond. Here at Dirt Connections, we can deliver custom mixes directly to the pond or rain garden, giving your organization peace of mind knowing it does not have to worry about creating or transporting the bio mix soil.
Mixtures Found in Bio Mix 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. Bio mix soils are also 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
Bio mix soil provides a perfect blend of pollutant reduction, plant growth, and drainage. The clay and silt remove nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and other elements from the stormwater management system that contribute to the pollution. Likewise, organic matter contributes to the decomposition of other organic matter that may pollute the system, while simultaneously supporting 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. Finally, bio mix soils are a permanent solution and do not need to be replaced, regardless of what it is used for.
Receive a Bio Mix 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 custom mixes for the system depending on the current drainage structure and amount of pollutants.
Additionally, we will work to ensure that your custom mix contains precise measurements and is formulated to prevent floods and filter dangerous contaminants. For more information about bio mix soil, or to schedule a delivery for your custom mix, call Dirt Connections or contact us online today.