Soil Amendments - Soil Conditioners
The function of biotic elements is soil improvement. They promote natural microbial activity and natural topsoil forming processes, the hallmarks of healthy vegetation-supporting soil systems.
Humic fractions act to effect biological stimulation of growth in that they serve as substrates for microorganisms. This stimulatory action has been observed with the beneficial soil microorganisms such as actinomycetes, algae, azotobacter, rhizobium and micorrhizae. All of these organisms work with the plant root to make nutrients more available to the plant. Humic acid is capable of increasing this activity by providing carbon to these organisms.
Gypsum is actually an element called calcium sulfate that is used to loosen up stubborn, compacted or clay soils. Gypsum works by pulling together clay particles in the soil to make bigger particles, creating porous spaces for air, water and plant roots. For saline-infused soil, gypsum removes sodium and replaces it with calcium.
Mycorrhizal fungi redirect plant carbohydrates (including the sugars glucose and sucrose) to the roots, where the fungus eats it, generating more of itself. The host plant’s roots make use of the fungus, taking advantage of the fungus surface area to absorb what it needs from the ground.
We offer a wide variety of soil amendments to fit your project needs.
Amendments are materials added to improve the physical or chemical properties of soil. The best soil amendments increase water and nutrient-holding capacity and improve aeration and water. Amendments also help with improving soil’s structure, drainage and pH infiltration. Construction activities can typically be hard on preserving the organic and nutrient content of top soil. Amending these soils to provide the proper soil structure and nutrient base can be very beneficial to a successful and sustainable establishment of desired vegetation. By providing soil testing and analyzing the results, Triton can custom blend soil amendments to any project to provide the proper nutritional value.