SOURCE: ENCAP

October 29, 2007 13:20 ET

ENCAP's Fast Acting Gypsum Helps Restore DC's National Mall Lawn

Innovative Green Bay-Based Company Revitalizes the Capital's National Mall Lawns With SafeLawns.org, the National Park Service and the Environmental Protection Agency

GREEN BAY, WI--(Marketwire - October 29, 2007) - ENCAP™, LLC, inventor of advanced soil technologies that fight erosion, establish seeds and hold fertilizers in place, today announced their involvement and support of a project that includes SafeLawns.org, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These organizations are attempting one of the highest-profile organic lawn makeovers in recent history, in a project which kicked off at the end of September.

After representatives from SafeLawns.org finished preparing two acres of existing lawn at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the group then added compost, other organic soil amendments and fertilizers before reseeding the area. The National Park Service and the Environmental Protection Agency are currently evaluating three plots; one maintained using Integrated Pest Management procedures by the National Park Service, a second that has received standard organic treatment and a third that has had a complete organic makeover, which includes ENCAP's Fast Acting Gypsum Plus AST™, which ENCAP donated. The treated area is between the U.S. Capitol Building and the Washington Monument, beginning at 3rd Street and extending to 7th Street, in front of the National Air and Space Museum.

"My goal is to educate people about the benefits of organic lawn care and gardening," said SafeLawns.org founder, Paul Tukey. "When this tremendous opportunity to help revitalize one of the most trampled and traveled on lawns in the country presented itself, SafeLawns.org wanted to make sure we used the highest-quality organic products. After learning about ENCAP's Fast Acting Gypsum Plus AST™, we felt that using ENCAP's product would help us achieve success."

"ENCAP is continually researching and developing innovative lawn and garden products that are meaningful, valuable and effective, with the most positive environmental impact. Fast Acting Gypsum Plus AST™ was university tested and found to be two-times better than traditional gypsum," said Mike Krysiak, president of ENCAP.

ENCAP's Advanced Soil Technology, which separates ENCAP's Fast Acting Gypsum Plus AST™ from ordinary run-of-the-mill gypsum, is found in all of ENCAP's lawn and garden care products, including the company's Fast Acting Lime™. ENCAP's Fast Acting Lime™ helps to balance the soil's pH, which leads to the increased plant growth. ENCAP's Fast Acting Lime™ and Fast Acting Gypsum Plus AST™ are available at lawn & garden retailers nationwide.

About ENCAP

ENCAP™ invents, manufactures, and sells advanced soil technologies that fight erosion, establish seeds, and hold fertilizers in place. ENCAP sells its products to the world's largest lawn and garden retailers, the professional landscape/golf market and various government agencies. ENCAP owns the patents and exclusive rights to numerous soil and water related technologies it invented throughout the world.

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