• Koka Booth Amphitheatre Shoreline Reclamation Project

    Project: Town of Cary

    Location: Lake Symphony at Koka Booth Amphitheatre

    Team: Atlantic Mulch and BMP East Retention Pond Services


    In the fall of 2011 Atlantic Mulch did a shoreline restoration project at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Lake Symphony.  The shoreline erosion was impeding on the greenway trail system.  Atlantic Mulch was contracted to extend and stabilize 300 linear feet of shoreline in front of Koka Booth Amphitheatre, and regain five feet of shoreline.  The project was designed in house with direction from the Town of Cary and BMP East.

    Atlantic Mulch installed 600 linear feet of 24″ Filtrexx Durasoxx filled with Green Releaf Engineered Topsoil.  The Soxx was secured to the existing shoreline with a Filtrexx Lock down netting.  The Soxx and bank were backfilled and compacted with Green Releaf Engineered Topsoil and then Bermuda sod was installed for finish grade.  This spring, to complete the project, the outer Soxx will be live staked with native wetland plants by BMP East.

  • Compost Socks for Erosion Control

    Project:  Pittsboro Parks and Recreation

    Location: Pittsboro, NC

    Contractor: Scotia Construction

    Installation: 500 linear feet of 24″ Compost Sock


    Compost filter socks are the economical and environmental choice for controlling erosion and retaining sediment in disturbed areas.

    When placed perpendicular to sheet-flow runoff, these compost-filled mesh tubes provide a 3D matrix that traps sediment and pollutants, while allowing the filtered water to pass through.

    Disposal is quick and clean. Slice the sock open, distribute the compost, and dispose of the mesh.

    Compare that to dismantling slit fences or bale barriers – there are no metal spikes or loose chicken wire to contend with, only environmentally -beneficial compost remains.

    Best of all, compost filler socks from Atlantic Mulch reduce costs.

     

  • Can you feel the love…grass?

    We used Atlantic Mulch and Erosion to spray in their mixture of love grass seed and leaf compost at a large facility in RTP during a landscape installation project.  They helped us address a very steep slope area where maintenance would have been a continual problem for both quality and safety reasons.

    The project was well timed, executed well and the service was great!  Quick and uniform germination of the love grass with minimal extra water meant a very happy client and one year later we continue to be happy with the results.

    A wonderful solution for a problematic area and one we will definitely use again!

     

    Leslie Herndon CLP, CLT, CPP

    Greenscape Inc., Senior Client Relations Manager and Floriculturist

     

     

     

  • Living Wall

    Project Location: Raleigh, NC

    Atlantic Mulch installed a living wall in downtown Raleigh on a new construction project.  Two walls were constructed; one 10′ high by 60′ long, the second 6′ by 30′.

    To create this particular living wall, nylon socks are filled with STA Certified compost injected with grass seed (fescue / rye blend).  These long ‘compost socks’ are then stacked and staked onto the existing slope.  Finally, a compost blanket is blown over the socks to create an even, organic layer.  Over the next few weeks the grass will germinate and grow, locking in the slope and preventing erosion with a true “living wall”.

    Living walls are a “green” product that can be used for stream bank restoration, new construction erosion control, and in building terraces or high raised beds.  These walls can be seeded with grass, or “live-staked” with native plants like ivy.

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  • Repairing Caswell Dam

    Project Location: Caswell County

    Atlantic Mulch is installing a compost erosion control blanket on High Rock Dam in Caswell County for the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.  Compost blankets have gained broader acceptance as a green best management practice and have been accepted for low-impact development (LID).  LID is a post-construction design and implementation methodology that strives to have a site’s post-development hydro-logic flow and cycle patterns mimic the natural pre-development patterns.

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    More on this project can be found the NC WRC’s website.

    Workers from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are repairing an aging dam on High Rock Pond on the R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Game Lands in preparation for opening a Public Fishing Area.

    The work includes removing the old water-control structure that had deteriorated and started to leak. Workers from the Commission’s Division of Engineering Services and Division of Inland Fisheries are cutting into the dam and adding a more substantial structure that should give better results by cradling a 12 inch PVC pipe in concrete.

    When the dam is complete, High Rock Pond, which is just off Stephentown Road in Yanceyville, will be refilled.

  • NC General Assembly Green Roof

    Project Location: Raleigh, NC

    Our North Carolina General Assembly has a green roof – or “living roof” – that serves the purpose of absorbing rain water, providing insulation, and helping to lower urban air temperatures.

    In May of 2010, Atlantic Mulch installed 60 cubic yards of Triple-shredded hardwood bark mulch 30 feet in the air on the General Assembly’s 1st story green roof.