Utelite Soil Conditioner is pure Utelite expanded shale. Incorporating the Soil Conditioner into heavy clay or compacted soils will provide an optimum environment for plant establishment and garden maintenance. The Soil Conditioner’s porous texture permanently breaks up clay soil, improving drainage so roots get enough oxygen for healthy growth.
Utelite Soil Builder is a balanced blend of Utelite expanded shale and rich, organic compost. This unique combination creates a superior soil amendment to condition both heavy clay and sandy soils. When properly applied, the Soil Builder will keep the soil loose and non-compacted, allowing better penetration of air, water and nutrients to encourage deep healthy root growth. The rich, natural organic compost found in the Soil Builder improves the soil’s natural structure and living environment creating an optimum root development zone.
Utelite Root Zone Mix is a combination of Utelite Soil Conditioner, organic compost and screened loamy topsoil. This special formulation is used as premium topsoil for general landscaping, planting and backfilling around trees or shrubs. It also is used to fill large planter boxes, containers and raised garden beds.
Standard sand or clay soils can be very dusty and have a tendency to harden, or cake. Adding ArenaBlend Arena Conditioner will significantly reduce dust and prevent your arena from hardening or caking and will keep the soil loose and workable.
Specially designed and engineered soil mixes are often used to meet the challenging requirements posed by unique landscape designs. By combining Utelite Soil products with sand, soil, organic materials or other related soil products, customized soil mixes with optimum soil characteristics and properties can be achieved. Designer soils are often called for when designing large planters and containers, plantings on structures, rain gardens, specialty gardens, athletic fields, urban tree plantings and rooftop gardens.
Incorporating Utelite TopDress Turf Conditioner into the soil profile creates a strong, stable root-development zone with enhanced pore space for air, water and nutrients. The conditioner promotes deep, healthy root growth by providing adequate drainage, reducing nutrient loss, improving moisture retention and increasing resistance to compaction. Utelite TopDress Turf Conditioner is applied as a topdressing to a recently mowed and aerated grass surface or mixed directly into the root zone soil prior to grass establishment.
(5/8” – ¼”) is used as a lightweight drainage fill for retaining wall systems, as a lightweight fill over structures and to create specialty planting soils for urban trees and rooftop gardens.
(3/8” graded) is used as drainage aggregate in golf greens & athletic fields, is combined with other soil products to create optimum soil mixes for green roofs, rooftop gardens and raised planters, it is also used as a playground surface material.
(1/4” minus) is used as a soil amendment to improve soil properties, is combined with other soil products to create optimum soil mixes for urban trees, rooftop gardens, planters, athletic fields and specialty gardens and is used as a topdressing for turf surfaces.
(Fine sand) is combined with peat to create root zone mixes for golf greens and athletic fields, it is also used as a bedding sand and joint sand for pavers and stepping stones.