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April 08, 2020 1 minute read

Best Uses for Organic Soil

Organic soil has been proven a viable option for nurturing plants ranging from flowers to vegetables, and everything in between, providing needed nutrients to ensure these seedlings flourish.

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March 15, 2020 2 minute read

Organic Soil vs. Compost

Though the terms are often used interchangeably, organic soil serves to support plant life, while compost is typically used to enrich the soil itself.

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March 05, 2020 2 minute read

How Is Organic Soil Made?

Organic soil is crafted by perfecting a delicate balance of weathered rock, water, air, and decomposed organic matter to achieve optimal levels of drainage, aeration, and support for plant life.

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February 24, 2020 1 minute read

What Is Organic Soil?

Organic soil is composed primarily of plant materials, and often amended with compost to ensure its nutrient levels are optimized to cultivate plant life.

LI Compost - Gourmet Food for your Garden - Hands holding soil next to pile of compost

June 24, 2019 2 minute read

Spotlight: Long Island Compost Soil Projects

Long Island Compost custom-engineered soil has been integral to projects throughout the New York metro area, from Brooklyn Bridge Park to Columbus Circle.

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April 04, 2019 2 minute read

Benefits of Topdressing Your Lawn This Spring

Topdressing, the process of applying sand or a prepared soil mixture to the surface of a lawn, ideally during the growth seasons of spring and autumn, is designed to improve soil structure, promote root growth, and maintain the integrity of the drainage properties.

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March 11, 2019 4 minute read

Green Roofs in Action: Spotlight on The Visionaire

Long Island Compost has designed custom soil mixes for numerous municipal and green roof projects in the Long Island and New York City area, among these, The Visionaire in Battery Park City—the first LEED Platinum-certified apartment building in The Big Apple.

Green roof setup on top of building

February 12, 2019 2 minute read

Winter Wear: Maintaining Your Green Roof in Cold Weather

Green roofs require careful maintenance during winter months, including snow removal, re-caulking damaged seals, cleaning drains and gutters, and more.

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December 26, 2018 2 minute read

How Green Roofs Help Conserve Energy During the Winter Months

Green roofs help to conserve substantial energy through natural insulation provided by custom soil mixtures and the plants that thrive in them, reducing heating costs during the winter months.

Charles Vigliotti- The Man Behind the Mission

October 24, 2018 3 minute read

Charles Vigliotti: The Man Behind the Mission

Charles Vigliotti is the co-founder of American Organic Energy, an innovative company with a rich history as a leader in the compost industry. We learned about the man behind the mission and how he intends to change the way we process organic waste on a massive scale.

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October 17, 2018 4 minute read

Buzzworthy: How Green Roofs Can Save Bees

Green roofs are an ideal solution to the steadily declining bee population, providing natural habitats replete with colorful flora for these all-important pollinators.

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June 01, 2018 4 minute read

Aim for the Green: Compost & Renewables Revolutionize Golf Courses

Topdressing golf courses with eco-friendly compost, engineered soil and all-natural fertilizer holds significant benefits, including helping to prevent soil and grass degradation, improve fertility, and safeguard against turf diseases.

Tree growing on green roof building

April 18, 2018 6 minute read

Battling Climate Change, One Green Roof at a Time

Green roofs utilizing custom-designed soil are effective weapons in the war against climate change, air and water pollution, and escalating energy costs.