Entries by Dean Richards

What is Structural Soil and Why is it Good for Trees

What is Structural Soil Why is it good for Trees? Why is structural soil effective? Structural soil is a type of soil mixed with a specific type of gap-upgraded rock (typically 75mm clear). This is a very important part of the specification; the reason structural soil works well is that the gaps created by the […]

Dealing with the Chafer Beetle – Nematode Protocol Update

Dealing with the Chafer Beetle – Nematode Protocol Update Two options for addressing chafer beetle infestations Are you or your clients having problems with the European Chafer beetle destroying lawn?  We suggest the protocols described below. Please keep in mind that the insecticide must be administered by a professional with a pesticide applicator’s certificate. The […]

BC – A River Delta: Understanding Soil. Ask Tom Series

The River Delta Soil There’s a perception in the lower mainland of British Columbia that because we live in a river delta, all of our soil is ideal for growing. This puts to question the need to purchase manufactured soil.   We decided to “Ask Tom” his opinion on the matter. Interviewer: Tom, we live […]

Single Most Important Aspect Of Soil – Ask Tom series

An interview with Tom on soil We decided to ask Tom the question, “What the single most important aspect of soil?” We were surprised by his response. Denbow: Ok Tom, what is the single most important aspect of soil? Tom: Ah that’s a simple question! Denbow: Really? Tell us more. Tom:  Of course. Now my […]

Soil Series – Who is this Tom?

Soil Series – Who is this Tom? segment #2023 “Dirt is the stuff underneath your fingernails, whereas soil is an engineered composition of organic matter (sand, clay and organic matter) designed specifically for your project’s grow media and geographic location.” – Tom McConkey So who is this Tom McConkey? Before we start talking about “soil”, we […]