Applications

Professional Turf & Horticultural Soil Amendments

Those who practice the fine art of Bonsai have known for years the very special qualities Haydite by DiGeronimo Aggregates, LLC imparts to soil mixes. Its unique properties help provide free passage of air and water to root systems while significantly reducing soil compaction. The micro porous internal structure of Haydite helps to maintain optimum moisture levels for vigorous healthy plants.

Haydite absorbs excess water during rain or watering, and then slowly releases this excess water as the soil dries, acting in effect like a time release capsule. This same concept works equally well in gardening, nurseries and turf cultivation.

Haydite is produced by expanding and vitrifying selected shale in a rotary kiln at temperatures in excess of 2000°F. This process makes Haydite sterile and environmentally inert. It is a natural, non-toxic, highly absorptive ceramic granule with a generally neutral pH. It is dimensionally stable and will not degrade or compress like other amending products. Haydite does not need to be re-applied year after year.

Greenhouse

Greenhouse Blend is a specialized gradation of Haydite soil conditioner specifically designed for the demands of commercial greenhouse cultivation. Greenhouse blend consist primarily of 1/4"-1/16" particles sizes with nearly all dust and the very fine particles removed.

Haydite’s porous micro-surface texture and interior porous structure resist clogging and provides superior aeration that promotes growth of delicate, fine root systems. Problems of soil compaction are significantly reduced when Haydite is properly proportioned within the soil. The soil remains resilient because moisture and air movement are not restricted. Haydite provides the optimum condition for fast, healthy plant growth.

Grow Stronger Roots-Haydite reduces compaction that leads to a shallow root zone and poor water infiltration. Haydite has a porous structure and strong particle integrity. When incorporated into the soil, Haydite provides needed porosity and air space to the root zone.

Increase Water Use Efficiency - Haydite absorbs water and nutrients allowing for less run off. Water and nutrients are held by each particle and are slowly released back into the soil and root zone, as needed, promoting healthier root growth.

Ground Cover

Enjoy the long lasting beauty and permanence of Tuscan Bedstone decorative stone. Tuscan Bedstone will not fade, deteriorate or rot like organic mulches, yet provides the rustic beauty previously only available in organic materials. Tuscan Bedstone retains moisture and helps insulate plant roots from temperature extremes. Manufactured from the same high quality expanded shale as our horticultural products, you can be assured of the finest quality. Half the weight of natural stone materials Tuscan Bedstone is easy to place, rake and maintain. Stop replacing organic mulches year after year- Do it once and do it right!

Nursery

Nursery Blend is a specialized gradation of Haydite soil conditioner specifically designed for the demands of commercial nursery cultivation. Nursery blend consist primarily of 3/8"-1/8" particles sizes with nearly all dust and the very fine particles removed.

Haydite’s porous micro-surface texture and interior porous structure resist clogging and provides superior aeration that promotes growth of delicate, fine root systems. Problems of soil compaction are significantly reduced when Haydite is properly proportioned within the soil. The soil remains resilient because moisture and air movement are not restricted. Haydite provides the optimum condition for fast, healthy plant growth.

Grow Stronger Roots-Haydite reduces compaction that leads to a shallow root zone and poor water infiltration. Haydite has a porous structure and strong particle integrity. When incorporated into the soil, Haydite provides needed porosity and air space to the root zone.

Increase Water Use Efficiency - Haydite absorbs water and nutrients allowing for less run off. Water and nutrients are held by each particle and are slowly released back into the soil and root zone, as needed, promoting healthier root growth.