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Who’s Around Underground?

New tools give landscape designers a better view of what’s thriving and what’s just surviving in the soil.

By Zach Mortice

The microBIOMETER test uses a few simple components and a smartphone app to quickly deliver soil microbiology results. Photo by Prolific Earth Sciences.

Republic Square in Austin, Texas, is one of the city’s most historic, sensitive, and heavily trafficked public green spaces. In the heart of downtown, it’s one of the original four public squares dating back to the city’s founding. Continue reading Who’s Around Underground?