Hermanns Contracting manufactures its soil blends at our Schomberg facility. Using our proprietary compost blend as a base, native mineral soils and aggregates are added in balanced proportions to customize performance according to application. All of our soil blends are formulated to promote and sustain healthy plant vitality. For quality assurance and consistency, our soils are periodically tested for conformance to acceptable parameters.
Our Manufactured Soil Products
Hermanns is a licensed producer of CU Structural Soil™. Researched, formulated and patented by Cornell University, it is an innovative product offering an effective solution to creating and sustaining healthy green environments in urban areas. Briefly, CU Structural Soil™ is a part of a system supporting two functions. One is that of providing a stable, load bearing soil to support surface pavers and second as a growing medium to support healthy tree growth. It is composed of 80% 0.75 to 1.5" clear aggregate, granite or limestone, that meets MTO standards as a pavement base course, 20% loam to clay loam topsoil, and the Gelscape® tackifier. CU Structural Soil™ is available in bulk delivery by triaxle or trailer.
BioEarth™ is Hermanns own composted “seeding” soil used in all our Terraseeding™ processes and applications. It is a proprietary blend of composted organic sources formulated through research and development to enhance seed germination and provide optimum growth support. It is rich in organic fines with a medium texture and particle sizing of 1 inch minus. BioEarth™ is pH neutral, rich in nutrients, low in salts and high in microbial activity. Because of its physical and chemical properties, BioEarth™ can be used as an organic amendment for onsite soils, as an organic mulch for topping-up planting beds and as a lightweight, porous growing medium in planters. BioEarth™ can be delivered in bulk and/or installed by blower truck.
EnviroBlend is a lightweight organic soil composed of 70% to 90% composted bark fines and blended leaf compost and 10% to 30% sandy loam. Having a fine porous texture with particle sizing of ½" minus, it has good aeration and drainage properties. It is the soil of choice for planters in high rise or street level planting. Because of its properties, it is an excellent soil to enhance an existing plant or vegetable garden. When dry, its high organic content gives it a dark brown colour and when wet, a rich black appearance. It is pH neutral, low in salts, provides rich nutrient uptake and is high in microbial activity. EnviroBlend can be delivered in bulk and/or installed by blower truck.
GardenBlend is a rich planting soil composed of over 50% composted pine bark and blended leaf compost with the balance comprised of a loam to sandy loam, native field soil. It has been formulated to provide excellent plant growth support and sustenance and is best suited for creating new planting beds and planting in general. Garden Blend can be delivered in bulk and/or installed by blower truck.
This soil blend is composed of native loam to sandy loam field soil enriched in proportion with Hermanns compost blend. Enriched Soil is an effective alternative for the landscaper engaged in street tree planting and sod where a high organic soil would not be required or favored. The pH ranges from 6.5 to 7.5, is low in salts with a minimum organic content of 4 percent. It has a fine to medium texture and has a particle sizing of ½" minus. Enriched Soil is only available in bulk delivery.
Roof top gardens have become an important feature for heat conservation and provision of green space in our urban communities. Whether it is an extensive or intensive application, Hermanns Roof Top soil blends meet the chemical, light weight and physical requirements and are FLL compliant. Composed of Composted Pine Bark, leaf compost blend, and lightweight aggregates, they have become the perfect growing medium for their respective applications.
Our Green Roof Soil Products
Hermanns Roof Top "Extensive" plant media is formulated to sustain healthy growth for sedums and mosses. Designed to establish a perfect balance between the inorganic and organic components, it is composed of a proprietary blend of lightweight aggregates and Hermanns compost blend. HRT Granulite™ Extensive is available for bulk delivery and/or installation by blower truck.
Hermanns Roof Top "Intensive" plant media is formulated to sustain healthy plant growth ranging from small trees and plants to lawns. It has a medium to course texture designed to provide good drainage and aeration. It has good water and nutrient retention capacity. As a lightweight organic soil, it is perfectly blended to provide permanent, physically stable and sturdy plant support. HRT Granulite™ Intensive is available for bulk delivery and/or installation by blower truck.