Entries by Meredith Sorensen

What’s the return on investment (ROI) for mulch?

It’s tax season. It’s also the time of year we refer to as “mulch madness.” These two seemingly unrelated events dovetail into some earthy calculations. The query: What’s the return on investment (ROI) for mulch? We know, inherently, that mulch is “good”: it reduces weeds, maintains soil temperatures, retains moisture, and enhances the soil. But what […]

The Soil-Health Connection

Have you noticed the increased awareness around the interlocking connections between soil, nature, and wellness?  We have.  While doctors don’t yet prescribe bags of soil or mulch – take two and call me in the morning! – communities are increasingly recognizing that nature provides boundless benefits.  Here are a few examples: SOIL HAS SURPRISING HEALING PROPERTIES: Healthy soil has […]

Purple is the New Green: How Harvest’s 30 Cubic Yard Roll Off Containers Help Landscapers Recycle Green Waste

Driving around the Washington-Baltimore Metro Area, you may see gigantic purple dumpsters. Here’s the scoop. What are these purple dumpsters? The purple beauties are 30-cubic-yard roll-off containers, also known as dumpsters or cans. Harvest manages approximately 40 containers through year-long lease agreements providing ‘switch-out service’ described below and one time ‘wait to load’ service for tight […]

Photos from US Composting Council’s “Demo Days” in Los Angeles

The US Composting Council hosted its 25th annual conference in Los Angeles.  Harvest was a proud sponsor of the conference, and provided safety gear for the legendary “Demo Days” event at the City of Lopez Canyon Compost Facility. Ops attendees included Ted C., Chris F., Brent B., and Stewart M. Check out the beautiful scene […]

4 Things to Know About Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is celebrated February 2.  Here’s what you need to know: The lore: If it’s cloudy, spring will come early. If it’s sunny you may be psyched in the moment for sunshine, but spring will come (again, this is the lore) later. Cloudy or shiny, the first day of spring is March 20, 2017 […]

MANTS 2017

Harvest is all about connections.  Every year, the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) allows us to reconnect with valued customers, and informing clients of new products and services.  Here are a few snapshots from this year’s show with our Harvest Mid Atlantic and Harvest Consumer Products teams.

The 10-Minute Tomato Cage Holiday Tree

Imagine this: It’s early December. You want to do some decorating to brighten up the dark days but you don’t have a ton of time. You want “bright lights, low cost, low hassle” as your decorating mantra. Introducing the “10-Minute Tomato Cage Holiday Tree”. BENEFITS OF A TOMATO CAGE TREE: EASY TO MAINTAIN: No watering required […]