NC174 40 Lb.

8-13958-02174-0

About Nature’s Creation Expanded Shale:

Nature’s Creation® Expanded Shale is a natural soil amendment (Haydite) that loosens compacted soil, improves both aeration and drainage plus assists in retaining moisture.  The results are healthier and more extensive root systems in lawns, beds, gardens, and container grown plants.  Nature’s Creation® Expanded Shale is mined, crushed and kiln fired (“popcorned”) to create 1/4  to 1/8 inch lightweight particles of very hard inert rock material.  Nature’s Creation® Expanded Shale is highly porous and is able to hold air as it maintains over 30% air space.  It also absorbs over 35% of its weight in moisture which is slowly released to the surrounding environment.  Nature’s Creation® Expanded Shale loosens heavy clay soil by increasing soil porosity and helps aerate sandy soil.  Our product does not decompose and will last for years.  Because it is a mineral by nature, Nature’s Creation® Expanded Shale is 100% inert and will not change soil pH.  It is environmentally friendly and very easy to use.

 

New Sod:

Spread 1/4” layer of Nature’s Creation® Expanded Shale before laying sod. Water thoroughly for maximum water retention.

 

Potting or Container Plants:

Mix 1 part Nature’s Creation® Expanded Shale with 5 parts of your soil mix in the container.

 

Annuals and Perennials:

Spread 1” Nature’s Creation® Expanded Shale over the area to be planted. Work it into the soil 4”-8” deep. Water thoroughly for maximum water retention.  Make additional applications whenever the soil is renewed for new plantings.

 

Vegetable Gardens:

Mix 40 lbs. of Nature’s Creation® Expanded Shale per 10’x100’ section in the existing planted area or the area to be planted. Water in thoroughly.

 

Roses:

Before planting, spread 1 “ of Nature’s Creation® Expanded Shale over the area to be planted.  Work it in 4”- 6” deep. Water thoroughly after planting for maximum water retention.

 

Shrubs and Trees:

Prepare a hole 1/3 - 1/2 larger than the root ball of the tree. Mix 10% Nature’s Creation® Expanded Shale with existing soil. Backfill hole with prepared mix, root ball should be level with ground. Water thoroughly for maximum water retention.

 

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