Naturally occurring in marine sedimentary deposits, Greensand is composed primarily of the blue green siliceous mineral Glauconite. Greensand has been recommended as a soil amendment since the early 1700's due to its unique physical properties. Traditionally used to loosen heavy clay soil, Greensand is able to absorb up to one-third its weight in water to improve the moisture holding capacity of garden soils and potting mixes. Greensand is highly recommended for vegetables, fruits, herbs, lawns, ornamentals and all types of trees and shrubs.
Vegetable Gardens and Flower Beds: Apply 5-10 lbs per square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3" of garden soil.
Containers and Houseplants: For new plantings, mix 1-2 cups per cubic foot of soil OR 25-50 lbs per cubic yard. For established plants, mix 2-4 tablespoons per gallon of soil.
Trees & Shrubs: Spread 1-2 lbs per 1" of trunk diameter around the base outwards to the drip line, mix into soil surface and water in the well. For new trees or transplants, mix 1-2 lbs per 1" of trunk diameter to the newly dug hole, mix with back fill soil and water in well.
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