The most difficult aspect of growing trees and plants in the desert is the hard, compact soil and the high ph found in our soil and water. This alkaline condition prevents major and minor nutrients from converting into compounds that are readily available to living plant roots. Hard soil also drains very slowly which can result in wet, soggy soil that is hard pressed to support healthy plant growth.
Moon Valley Soil and Water Conditioner contains sulfur and gypsum to counteract these salt buildups and loosen tough hard soil. The sulfur will act reduce the high Ph and allowing the excess salt buildup to be flushed out of the root system thereby creating a soil base that converts nutrition easily. Gypsum will work it’s way into hard, compact clay loosening the soil leading better drainage and healthier soils. Several applications per year will make a noticeable difference by loosening hard soil and growing stronger plants and trees.
Permanently changing the hardest soils may require several applications for a couple of years, but the lasting effects are worth the wait.
Just spread Moon Valley Soil and Water Conditioner on top of hard ground, water in and let nature do the work, washing out excess salts, softening clay soil and helping fertilizers work to their best potential.
When planting in caliche or hard clay soil, it is recommended to sprinkle 1 cup of Soil and Water Conditioner underneath the rootball of an average shrub and 2 to four cups underneath trees.
Directions for Use:
1. Moon Valley Nurseries Landscape Soil Conditioner can be applied at any time of the year. For most trees, shrubs & grass, apply every other month (6 times a year).
|FOR TREES||FOR SHRUBS|
|2 to 4 cups - 6 times a year.||1/4 to 1 cups - 6 times a year.|
|FOR TREES & SHRUBS||FOR LAWN APPLICATION|
|Spread Landscape Soil Conditioner over entire root area and lightly mix into the soil. Thoroughly water after application.||Apply directly over the top of existing lawns or mix in soil before installing new lawns at a rate of 10 to 20 pounds per 100 square feet. Thoroughly water after application.|
3. Spread the fertilizer evenly underneath the entire tree or plant. Do not allow fertilizer to pile up against the trunk or branches near ground level.
4. Water all trees and plants immediately after fertilizing. Using a hose to saturate the entire fertilized area is recommended to improve fertilizer efficiency.
Warning: The Palm nutrients in this mixture may stain materials that it comes in contact with. Manufacturer and seller are not responsible for stains or other damages caused by this product.
CAUTION: NOT for human consumption
Harmful if swallowed. Avoid contact with eyes, open cuts or sores. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a dry place. Product may stain porous material such as concrete, rock, etc. Buyer assumes all responsibility for safety & use of this product not in accordance with directions listed. Make sure lid is secure before transporting.
For more information regarding the contents and levels of metals in this product is available on the internet at http://www.aapfco.org/metals.htm