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175 Years: Soil Trends & Maintenance at the Smithsonian Gardens - 1.25 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Expiration Date: Dec 31, 2026

Credits: None available.

Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $0.00
Standard: $50.00


Encompassing 59 acres, the soils surrounding the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. uniquely reflect planting soil trends of the last century, creating a patchwork of soil types in a small footprint. Studying these landscapes, we present the impact of various soil types and a resilient soils approach for the future.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Learn and understand the trends of soil design over time and the profound impacts on landscape design, maintenance and function
  • Learn and be aware of soil management approaches that will affect plant and landscape performance.
  • Demonstrate the role of long term soil planning and remediation for successful site performance, sustainable maintenance practices, economic viability and savings for your project.
  • Think differently regarding currently accepted concepts of soil types and their uses in the landscape.



  • 1.25 - PDH

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