ProGanics™ Biotic Soil Media™ (BSM™) is designed as an alternative to topsoil on challenging and difficult-to-access sites. ProGanics will accelerate development of depleted soils/substrates with low organic matter, low nutrient levels and limited biological activity. This Engineered Soil Media™ (ESM™) helps build soils to their fullest potential for vegetative establishment and more effective erosion control.

ProGanics™ Biotic Soil Media™ (BSM™) is engineered to provide a balanced formulation of soil-building media that contributes to both rapid and sustained vegetation establishment while complementing performance of hydraulic and rolled erosion control products. The ProGanics patent-pending, non-toxic formulation has been innovated using time-proven components from the horticultural and erosion control industries.

Key ingredients include:

  • Renewable Thermally Refined® Bark and Wood Fibers—to provide organic matter, high moisture retention and maximum coverage; phyto-sanitized to eliminate weed seeds and pathogens
  • Biochar—derived from pyrolysis of renewable wood sources (heating under high temperatures)—to create stable, porous particles that demonstrate a high Cation Exchange Capacity and a high ability to hold water and nutrients, while providing prime habitat for beneficial bacteria and fungi
  • Cross-Linked Polysaccharide Biopolymers—to increase water-holding capacity, viscosity and bond strength of the media matrix
  • Proprietary Formulation of Fast-Acting and Sustained Release Soil Building Components Containing Seaweed Extract, Humic Acid and Endomycorrhizae—have been proven under demanding conditions in a wide variety of environments


  • Replacement of Costly or Difficult to Obtain Topsoil
  • Replacement of Compost, Peat, Manure and Other Sources of Organic Material
  • Development of Soils with Low Organic Matter (< 5%)
  • Rapid Establishment and Sustained Growth of Vegetation
  • Typically Installed Beneath HECPs and RECPs as Growing Media

Typical Application Rates:

% Organic Matter lb/ac kg/ha
< 0.75 5,000 5,600
≥ 0.75 & <1.5 4,500 5,040
≥ 1.5 & <2.0 4,000 4,480
≥ 2.0 & < 5.0 3,500 3,920