DE as a soil conditioner
DE is used by small-scale gardeners, organic farmers/horticulturist and home gardeners alike thanks to the bounty of benefits that DE provides their soil.
Not only is it a fantastic source of plant available silica, which will see stronger, more robust plants and leaves, DE is cheap, green and organic by nature. We recommend using the -2mm grade of DE, which is not as fine as the Fine Grade making it more absorbent therefore doing the job better for longer.
When mixed into soil, potting mixes or other landscaping materials DE sees nutrient and water retention significantly increase due to its highly absorbent and porous molecular make up. This added retention of water and nutrients lessens the stress felt by plants when in a state of inattention or in a drought. DE captures and holds nutrients and water in the plants root zone, meaning that the plant can absorb more over time, boosting its health and vitality all the while saving water and fertiliser cost by lessens the amount of irrigation and inputs needed.
DE can by added to garden beds, added to other fertilisers, spread over a large-scale operation, can be mixed into potting mixes and added to holes before planting. DE can benefit everyone’s soil as well as tackle pesky pests. See how DE can get benefit your animals as well here!