2018

Nursery Fields – Albany, NY

Naturcycle Compost is a great tool for farmers. Mr. Duprey has been working with an Albany area Tree Nursery to improve their soils. Initial soil testing provided by Naturcycle showed soils with Organic Matter of between 0 and 1%, and extremely low pH’s below 6.5.

By adding Naturcycle Compost “D” before tree replanting it was tilled in well. Directly using compost to amend soils in place is a very green, sustainable solution to soil health. After adding compost and allowing the soil biology to do its work the Soil Organic Matter more than doubled and pH achieved the desired ranges around Neutral. Farmers of all types should contact Naturcycle today to examine their field soils and provide recommendation. Our compost facilities cover all of New York State and our expertise in logistics offers competitive pricing.

Morrisville Eaton Schools – Morrisville, NY

In 2017 Naturcycle met with a Landscape Architecture firm working to design the soil specification for repairing existing soils and establishing a new Athletic Field. The initial soil testing came back with a higher than desired soil pH. Naturcycle was able to tailor a United States Seal of Testing Assurance (STA) Certified Compost with a low pH and super fine physical characteristics for Athletic Field use. We crafted a specification based on STA and a “lower” pH range to help new turf establishment.

This new stadium and repaired practice field shows an obvious difference in turf “Greening” in the enclosed photos. Even with the rain day pictured one can see where the compost ended soils ended. From a capable landscape architect and a committed site contractor with Naturcycle support excellent results came together using compost.

SUNY Binghamton Bio-Retention – Binghamton, NY

On the SUNY Campus a large new parking area called for a massive new bio retention (storm-water management) area. The Landscape Architect on Campus recognized he could create a high organic matter, water holding soil in place using compost. A large amount of Naturcycle Compost “E” was used to improve the soil in place and meet the specifications.

Compost is a critical Green Infrastructure tool and SUNY Binghamton’s commitment to sustainable solutions is second to none!

Oneida City School District Top Dressing  – Oneida, NY

Top Dressing is a technique to reduce or replace fertilizer applications in turf. Many schools and institutions are sensitive too and do not allow the use of chemical fertilizers. So natural alternatives, such as Compost, are an important tool Naturcycle can offer. Compost improves soils, thereby feeding the turf. Compost improves soil in three ways, Physically, Chemically and Biologically. These three benefits are reasons that Oneida Central Schools, and many others, choose to top dress with Naturcycle Compost™

2017

SUNY Oneonta – Oneonta, NY

Naturcycle Compost was used to create a manufactured soil on campus. Naturcycle worked with a local contractor to use compost to achieve a final soil specification. Their use of a United States Composting Council Seal of Testing Assurance Certified Compost provided great results. This major hillside renovation created a new walkway with a variety of storm-water features like bio-retention areas, permeable pavers and compost amended soils.

Mexico Central Schools Top Dressing – Mexico, NY

Mexico Central Schools, in Northern New York, have a long history with Compost. Many of their fields where built with Compost amended soils. They are committed to using Compost as a natural soil enhancer, improving their turf. They have had issues in the past with other compost suppliers. Poor Quality materials, contaminated with material other than compost, and poor communication with the supplier on delivery. Naturcycle solved all that, providing high quality USCC STA Certified Compost and delivering on time, as promised. Communication and follow through are important to customers of all sizes. Naturcycle has multiple top-dressing acceptable compost sources around New York State. We deliver a variety of finished, stable composts screened to optimize top dressing of Athletic Field Turf.

Hartwick College – Oneonta, NY

Amending soils in place is an important Compost use. Naturcycle worked with a contractor on the Hartwick College Campus to amend soils for planting, turf areas and other locations around a major campus renovation. Creating a few soils with Naturcycle support and USCC STA Certified Compost. Hartwick College installed major new paved, hardscape and other areas.

This is all part of the service Naturcycle provides. Soil consulting and end compost use guidance. Naturcycle Compost™ was used to create engineered soil blends around campus. Varying the compost and sand content of a soil created soils tailored to different needs. Also, Naturcycle provided the testing services through partner laboratories and consultancy on guidance to meet the final specifications. Naturcycle will work with Landscapers and Contractors to meet their soil goals, interpret complex specifications and communicate with all parties involved to reach project success.