One of the toughest challenges that both homeowners and professionals alike have to deal with is improving clay soil. No doubt about it, solving this problem can be tough. The homeowner, turf specialist, or producer will have to deal with this unfortunate challenge of working with compacted soil. Nobody enjoys working with this messy soil, especially when wet. It sticks to your shoes, and creates water drainage problems.
One common practice is to amend the soil with organic matter which will help alleviate compaction problems. Many gardeners produce and incorporate compost into the soil so as to physically improve the soil structure. Although this works, it is not feasible or can become expensive on large properties or for agriculture.
A Novel Product is Introduced
During the early spring of 2001, Soil Restoration Technologies introduced a novel liquid aeration product. It was not long after, word got around that this product not only works, but it is easy to apply.
This product quickly gained acceptance as a clear alternative to mechanical aeration. Dozens of newspapers and magazines have printed positive reviews on our product. Several live interviews with radio lawn and garden shows across the country have been conducted.
Turf2Max Conditions Compacted Clay Soils
The following is just one example of what Turf2Max can do to improve clay soil.
Turf2max was applied to this field in preparation to make it a new football practice field in Glenpool, OK. This area averaged less than 70% turf cover with inconsistent turf density and color. After a heavy rain, water would stand on the field for several days.
No fertilizer or irrigation was ever applied on this practice field.
Turf2Max Promotes the Formation of Water Stable Aggregates
Aggregate stabiliy refers to the ability of soil aggregates to resist degradation. Raindrops, flowing water, windblown sand grains, vehicle traffic, and trampling can break apart soil aggregates. This results in soil dispersion (little or no stable aggregates), thus less pore space.
Well aggregated soil has a healthy balance of air and water within the pore space. Improving clay soil by increasing the formation of water stable aggregates, aeration is significantly improved, thus promoting plant growth and health. It has been proven by independent testing that Turf2Max promotes the formation of water stable aggregates.