Zeolite in the Garden
Read more about zeolite's benefits in soil management here.
Zeolite Gardening Tips
Mix Zeo Blend through the soil at the rate of 250 g to 1 kg per sq m making sure that the zeolite is well below the root zone to encourage healthy growth. You will have higher than normal crop yields when your soil is amended with zeolite. Our zeolite is BFA certifieded for use in organic gardens.
The zeolite granules have been researched extensively for turf applications. Trials show a significant improvement in the root development of turf when zeolite is available at the root zone.
New Lawns: Spread Zeo Sand or Zeo Blend generously covering the surface where the turf is to be laid then mix through into the root zone before laying the turf. If using a sand base, spread zeolite over the sand. Zeolite improves the moisture level of the soil and assists with the storage of moisture and plant nutrients.
Existing Lawns: After aerating your lawn, apply Zeo Blend or Fine Zeo Sand at the rate of 250 g to 1 kg per sq m depending on soil condition and type. Add lawn fertilizer at the same time.
Garden Beds for Perennials and Annuals
Mix zeolite into the top 10 to 15 cms of the soil together with any organic manure or other fertiliser being applied. Soil structure will be improved along with water holding capacity and nutrient storage.
Planting Shrubs and Trees
Put Zeo Blend in the bottom of the planting hole, also mix it through the soil used to fill the hole. This will permanently enhance water holding capacity and nutrient retention. Also use zeolite as mulch.
Mix Zeo Blend or Zeo Sand into the bottom of the planting hole to avoid the bulb becoming too wet and then rotting. Use about 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon zeolite, depending on the size of the hole and bulb. Mix zeolite through the filling soil at the appropriate rate for your soil type.
Horticultural Grade Zeolite
As a general rule, use zeolite at the rate of 250 g to 1 kg per square metre.
Click here for the retail supplier of pure Australian horticultural grade zeolite. This particular zeolite contains a mixture of powder and fine granules and is specially designed for all horticultural purposes.
Zeolite Gardening Tips
Spread Zeo Blend through and over organic matter when adding it to the compost heap. When turning compost add more zeolite. Increase the rate of application if fresh manure is used in the compost. If the compost has an offensive odour cap it with more zeolite. Zeolite will improve nutrient storage and moisture levels and retain volatile nitrogen. Zeolite prevents leaching of harmful ammonia into compost and soil by absorbing ammonia then releasing it as nitrogen to plants on demand.
Use Zeo Blend as mulch in pot plants, in gardens and around shrubs and young trees. When zeolite is used as mulch it retains moisture and minimizes the splashing of fungal spores onto foliage from the bare soil thereby reducing fungal conditions.
Use equal parts Fine Zeo Sand and peat moss when propagating tip cuttings.
Pot Plants and Hanging Baskets
Zeolite is added to potting mixes to improve drainage, extend water-holding capacity, store nutrients for slow release and increase soil fertility. Mix one part Zeo Blend to two or three parts potting mix.
Stabilizing a Christmas Tree and Keeping it Fresh
If you are using a pine branch as a Christmas tree, place it in a container filled with zeolite. Wet the zeolite thoroughly before planting the branch. The Christmas tree will stay green and not discard its pine needles for the duration of the Festive Season.