AxisDE™ is 100% kiln-fired diatomaceous earth (DE), produced from pure diatomite deposits, the fossilized remains of freshwater plankton, found in the Nevada mountains. Diatoms are microscopic unicellular plant skeletons with a honeycombed, continuous pore structure that do not decompose. Thousands of diatoms make up each granule of AxisDE™. These diatoms will stay in the soil and provide decades of soil improvement.
AxisDE™ soil amendment contains no additives, is naturally porous, 82%, and therefore very absorbent. It adds pore space within the soil and opens it up so air, water and nutrients reach down to the root level. Nearly all of its pores absorb and release water. In order for water to be released, it has to be replaced by air. The combination of lightweight porosity, pore size, and air and water exchange is unique to AxisDE™. With its amazing natural properties, AxisDE™ changes your soil’s potential and offers guaranteed performance that:
- Reduces irrigation needs
- Increases plant available water
- Improves drainage
- Distributes moisture evenly
- Reduces soil compaction
- Balances air & water in soil
- Improves plant establishment
- Buffers soil temperatures
- Improves plant survival rates
- Easily blends with other soil components
- Stays in the soil and never stops working
Landscaping and Gardens
AxisDE™ reduces compaction and increases water and air permeability of the soil, increasing plant available water, firming up soggy soils, loosening hard-to-work soils, providing better drainage and aiding in nutrient transfer. Independent research has shown that 93% of the water absorbed by AxisDE™ is available to the plants, more than TWENTY TIMES higher than other soil amendment products. In areas with inadequate natural rainfall and limited water available for irrigation, Axis products provide a way to achieve green turf and healthy plants with less irrigation.
With heavy play and practice schedules, soccer and football fields easily become compacted, resulting in worn or bare turf areas. By adding porosity to the soil with AxisDE™, even the hardest native soils can be amended to allow turf to recover more quickly and respond faster to regular maintenance. Additionally, improved soil allows fertilizers and pesticides to be more effective, sometimes at lower rates, to produce a better playing surface.
Golf Courses and Lawns
Improve the performance of your greens and fairways and enjoy immediate benefits for turf establishment by incorporating 5% – 10% of Axis (by volume) into the root zone. Permanent performance means water savings, improved infiltration rates, control of excess water, reduced compaction and tolerance of recycled and salty water. Axis conforms to USGA particle size specifications and has negligible breakdown over repeated freeze and thaw cycles.
The same benefits Axis brings to professional golf courses can also help the lawn at your business or home. Axis allows air and water to penetrate compacted clay soil and enable deep roots to grow. In sandy soils, Axis adds much-needed water holding capacity and makes that water available back to the plants as needed. In both cases, you can water more deeply and less often and also make the most of any natural rainfall. As a result, customers have documented water savings of 30% and more by using Axis on their lawns.
Rooftop gardening is an attractive and energy-saving alternative to a conventional rooftop. Rooftop gardens can keep buildings cooler, save energy, extend the useful life of the roof, and add beauty and usable space. Elaborate rooftop gardens are where the garden actually becomes the roof. Specially designed layers separate the garden from the “hard” roof, provide drainage, supply nutrients, and even add contours. This type of rooftop garden is referred to in the industry as a “green roof system.”
Organic Soil Amendment for Cannabis
Axis is the perfect soil amendment for growing cannabis. Cannabis growers have embraced the tremendous water holding properties of AxisDE™ in creating their organic soil blends for fast growing, premium yield crops. Axis’ unique structure helps supply nutrients, reduce compaction and provides a better root growth environment for the plants.