This is an additive for soil- not a soil in and of itself! Perlite is the little white beads you so often see in soil. It is made out of volcanic glass that is super heated until it “pops” into the familiar white granule. When added into soil, it helps maintain the moisture level of the soil- preventing overwatering, improving airflow to the roots, and lightening the weight of heavy containers. Often, it is used by people making their own soil mixes- however, you can add it to any soil if you find that dampness is an issue. Other characteristics of this soil include:
- Approved for organic gardening
- Improves aeration and drainage of heavy and compact soils, to promote root development
Unlike vermiculite, perlite doesn’t add in any nutrients to the soil. Give us a call or email us to learn which product is right for you!
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