Friday, April 10, 2009

How To Apply Green Sand

Espoma Greensand Yesterday we discussed the important benefits of Greensand, today we will address application. Usage # 1: Greensand Apply greensand to your garden to increase root growth of plants. The potassium helps root growth and the additional looseness of the soil will increase the supply of oxygen to the growing roots. Usage # 2: Apply greensand to enhance soil structure. This can make soil nutrients more available in whatever soil you have. Usage # 3: Apply greensand in low rainfall areas. This will soften the effects of hard water, acting as a buffer for your plants' roots. It will also help your garden retain more of the water it gets. Usage # 4: Use greensand to improve the drought tolerance of desert clay soil. It will help the soil retain and use the moisture that is available to it without allowing the heavy clay mud to choke out the roots of the plants. Usage # 5: Add greensand to container potting soil. It will significantly reduce the need to water. Greensand Application Rates For Planting Light Application 5 to 10 lbs. per 100 square feet Medium Application 15 to 30 lbs. per 100 square feet Heavy Application 40 to 80 lbs. per 100 square feet

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