TNLA Membership and Guests
Healthy soil is the foundation of successful landscapes. Soil restoration is at the core of American Society of Landscape Architect’s (ASLA’s) Sustainable Sites Initiative, because it is essential for water conservation, climate protection, storm water management, and human and wildlife habitat. Similar sustainable landscaping programs have been developed, and are in operation, which promote comparable techniques directly to landscapers, general contractors, engineers, cities, etc. Soil and site best management practices (which include compost) are now required in many states, and in an increasing number of Low Impact Development and storm water projects (e.g., bioretention soils). And they can save the savvy practitioner money and time on a variety of development projects, as well as assure long-term planting success. In Texas, not only are high quality compost products currently available throughout the State, but also specifications which will allow its proper usage.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
• The proper application and usage of compost products - general landscaping and soil and water protection/conservation,
• How to identify and purchase quality sources of compost,
• The scientific and practical benefits of improving 'soil health', and
• Trends in Soil and Site Best Management Practice and' Green’ Building.
Ronald Alexander - President, R. Alexander Associates, Inc.
Texas Nursery and Landscape Association