Consistent, Unique, Custom

Materials
for you

Consistent, Unique, Custom

Materials
for you

Renewed Earth

Growing Media

Media customized for your Renewed Earth-designed grower support program.

At Renewed Earth, we are committed to providing long-term grower solutions. Our horticultural consultant works closely with customers to produce higher quality annuals, perennials, and woody ornamentals. This is how the customization process works:

Analysis

The desired media characteristics are determined based on crop requirements, production systems, cultural inputs and a comprehensive formulation consideration checklist.

Design

We utilize a proprietary computerized model to formulate media with the desired physical and chemical properties tailored to your unique specifications.

Customizable media elements include:

  • Screened Composted Pine Bark—specific size options
  • Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss
  • Perlite
  • Vermiculite
  • Lifecycle Compost
  • Fertility Packages—starter, micronutrient, and controlled release
  • pH Adjustment
  • Soil Amendments—organic and inorganic
  • Conditioners
  • Biologicals

Production

Our award winning compost facility, specialized screening equipment, computer-controlled blending line, and expert staff produce consistent, high-quality media.

Support

Renewed Earth wants to be a key partner in the long-term success of each customers growing program. We strive to maintain a close working relationship, as needs change and companies evolve, in order to help ensure that each growing media continually performs to all expectations.

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Bark

Growing media component, landscape mulch, soil conditioner

Fundamental Properties, Signature Product

Locally grown, harvested and processed, multi-dimensional pine bark is one of our most versatile products. As a growing media component, pine bark offers desirable physical properties including porosity and soil stability. Landscaping finished with pine bark mulch creates a style signature indicative of sophistication and refinement, with the added benefits of long term color maintenance, increased moisture retention, weed suppression, and root protection during the winter months. Pine bark is also integrated into landscaping soil as a high-impact soil conditioner.

Pine Bark

Our fresh and composted Pine Bark with minimal wood, high-bark content is superb as a growing media component. Pine Bark is an excellent landscape mulch as well as a soil conditioner. The fresh pine bark from sawmills is integrated into finished products while the composted pine bark is managed for months in blocks to compost at ideal conditions.

Screened Pine Bark

The finished version of our fresh and composted Screen Pine Bark is modulated to a specific size or size range. Screening allows for desired physical properties to be achieved and a desired style to be uniformly created.

Specific Size Options

  • ⅝”
  • ¾”
  • 1”

Size Range Options

  • ⅜” - 1”

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Fine uniform mulch with a story

Ground, Aged, Screened

Barkfines from Renewed Earth use ground, aged and screened forest products to create a fine, uniform mulch. Often referred to as triple shredded mulch, Barkfines are approximately ½” minus in size and feature a versatile medium brown color.

Evolution

Barkfines were originally a residual of the Menasha Corporation paper board mill. Whole tree and sawmill chips were delivered to the mill. The chips were sized and the fines were removed. These fines, or Barkfines, provided landscapers and suppliers with a fine, uniform mulch for years. Change, as natural as the environment, brought a close to the mill. Having a loyal following for this unique product, customers worked with Renewed Earth to continue manufacturing Barkfines. Renewed Earth is proud to be supplying new and many of the original loyal customers still today.

Landscape Mulch

Easily distributed on landscape beds by hand or efficiently through pneumatic equipment, this mulch is ideal for landscape displays, groundcover beds, and planting areas

  • Apply a desired depth of Barkfines before planting groundcover then plant through to save labor and help avoid plant material damage.
  • Create mulch rings out 36” from the trunk or to the dripline for tree and shrub health and protection from maintenance equipment.

Mulch Blends

Barkfines can be blended with compost to create a rich, natural mulch and economically with other components to create a Craft Bark Blend.

Plant Storage

Barkfines can be used to sustain plant material staged for use at a later time, especially where a uniform appearance is desired. Ideal for use as B&B healing material and for display areas.

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Designed to meet your specific landscaping style

Visualize, Create, Repeat

Craft Bark Blends are client-driven landscape mulches designed for functionality and distinctive style. Each blend is as unique as the landscape it was customized to maintain and enhance. The following process details the client experience when collaborating with Renewed Earth to create a Craft Bark Blend.

Visualize

The process begins with you -- your unique project, your innovative vision, your desired outcome. If you are searching for a product with a unique color, size or physical properties that cannot be found in the current market, Renewed Earth can develop a solution for you.

Create

Lets get our hands dirty together. The following range of components are available to create products with the individual style and functional properties you require:

  • Sized, Fresh and Composted Pine Bark
  • Lifecycle Compost
  • Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss
  • Barkfines
  • Hardwood Mulch
  • Fertility Packages

Repeat

At Renewed Earth, we value consistency as much as you, our valued customer. With this in mind, we manufacture and source components to ensure consistency. We strategically place skilled operators and company protocols to create the repeatable results you demand.

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Nutrient enhanced, organically composed.

Each product used for landscape mulch has its own individual characteristics. For example, hardwood mulches are readily available and knit together, sometimes so well, it can impede plant growth. Pine bark maintains its rich natural color but in some locations, can be blown or washed out of landscape beds. While compost is a great way to improve soil biology and physical properties, although as a mulch, it provides a prime bed for airborne weed seeds. Pinelife Mulch balances the positive attributes of hardwood, pine bark and compost to create a performance based landscape mulch.

Collaboration

Since 1996, customers have helped propel Renewed Earth into predominately creating custom products. Pinelife Mulch is a combination of both customer feedback and continuous momentum to provide exceptional results for our customers.

Blending

To create Pinelife Mulch, Renewed Earth blends raw products, biologicals capable of enhancing nutrient absorption and slow release nitrogen. These materials are mixed together and screened for consistency.
• Composted Pine Bark
• Barkfines
• Lifecycle Compost
• Mycorrhizae
• Slow Release Fertilizer

Application

Pneumatically installed or placed by hand, Pinelife Mulch is to be utilized in annual, perennial, and groundcover landscape beds as well as around tree and shrub plantings.

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Compost

Completing the composting cycle.

Fall is the beginning of the leaf composting season at Renewed Earth. Select communities have partnerships with Renewed Earth and operate organized municipalities. These municipalities collect leaves from urban areas and use properly developed staging sites to limit the risk of contamination.

The quality of all finished product begins with the initial material gathered by composting operations. Renewed Earth is selective in choosing the communities and composting operations we work with. This selectivity allows us to produce a cleaner, more uniform, finished compost.

Lifecycle Compost is both a product and the foundation for some of Renewed Earths product offerings. Our active composting process creates an environment where billions of soil organisms are formed—organisms that work in concert with plants and organic matter to deliver integral nutrients to plants. Lifecycle Compost allows Renewed Earth the necessary soil organisms and organic matter to create a sustainable and effective media for all your growing needs.

The Composting Process

  • Collect—Every fall, leaves from select communities are brought to our certified composting facility.
  • Organize—Our composting experts organize compost into windrows, which are monitored and turned as needed with specialized equipment.
  • Process—Once finished, screening equipment is used to create a uniform product.
  • Repeat—Composting is a cyclical process and using Lifecycle Compost completes the cycle.

Organic Soil Amendment

Lifecycle Compost, comprised of thoroughly composted leaves, will boost organic content and improve soil properties. It can be blended with soil and other products to create favorable growing conditions for turf and ornamentals.

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Soil

Gardener’s Delight, Garden Blend and Yard Blend

Soil for the Urban Environment

Today’s landscape plants are increasingly challenged with establishment on sites with suboptimal physical and chemical characteristics. By improving soil structure through remediation utilizing Renewed Earth’s premium soils, you will successfully establish a wide palette of plant material in your landscaping projects.

Planting Soil

Gardener’s Delight is a performance based professional planting mix with optimal pH, porosity and high organic content. Gardener’s Delight is designed for building high visibility horticultural display gardens. It is recommended as a stand-alone replacement soil for excavated sites, for the remediation of existing low quality soils and to construct raised beds on poorly-drained sites.

  • Topsoil
  • Composted Pine Bark
  • Lifecycle COmpost
  • Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss

When working with Gardener’s Delight in landscape beds, integrate the first few inches into the existing soil and add a minimum of 6” to 8” on top of this transition layer for planting.

Landscape Soil

Garden Blend is a soil designed for general use in medium to high-care areas. It is also used to improve heavy soils, top-dress lawns, sculpt and backfill larger plantings.

Yard Blend is designed for landscape construction, planting and maintaining all types of turfgrass. It outshines native topsoil in resistance to compaction, installation under wet conditions and promotion of healthier plants.

To establish turfgrass with Yard Blend, loosen the existing topsoil or subsoil before dispersing a minimum of 4” of Yard Blend. Also be sure to pay close attention to the soil’s final drainage characteristics.

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Formulating Products to fulfill your specific soil needs

Soil Matters

At Renewed Earth, we recognize that “ideals” are site specific and often fall within the framework of tight budgets. Using a practical approach to developing landscaping specifications, Renewed Earth takes an active role in working with you to formulate soils whose specifications ensure long term sustainability and accommodate your budgetary needs.

Specification

Soil crafted to a specific texture, particle size distribution, pH range and organic content. Blends include:

  • Topsoil Blends
  • Soil Amendments
  • Athletic Field Mixes

Specialty Soils

Our specialty soils are designed for landscape applications where specific plant types, or plants in certain environments, would benefit from soils designed to meet their unique requirements.

  • Ericaceous Plantings
  • Raised Beds
  • Tree Planters
  • Living Green Walls

An array of products are manufactured by Renewed Earth and are part of the available inventory for blending Specification and Speciality Soils.

    • Sized, Fresh and Composted Pine Bark
    • Lifecycle Compost
    • Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss
    • Topsoil
    • Perlite
    • Vermiculite
    • Fertility Packages
    • Conditioners
    • Biologicals

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Solutions for storing and filtering stormwater

Stormwater Management

Green is more than just a trend–it's a commitment to both the environment and to making responsible fiscal and operational decisions. Bioswales and rain gardens provide opportunity at the landscape level to offer stormwater management through non-traditional solutions. 

Innovation

Bioswales and rain gardens offer innovative methods for managing stormwater. Renewed Earth utilizes a range of components with unique properties to help achieve site specific requirements.

Support

The ever-changing, always increasing demands and requirements for environmental sustainability drive our commitment to setting and surpassing industry standards for customer support. 

Production

Renewed Earth's internal protocol, skilled operators and screening equipment assures consistent quality and guarantees media will meet the engineer’s site specifications. 

Available Components

  • Lifecycle Compost
  • Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss
  • Topsoil
  • Specific Sand Profile

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