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Soil Science

Adding the know-how to nature has enabled us to create SuperSoil – an Enhanced Natural Topsoil.

SuperSoil meets a higher environmental, physical and nutritional standard than is currently specified in BS3882.

Nutrition & Soil Health

Soil biology plays a vital role in defining fundamental soil characteristics. The decomposition of organic matter by soil organisms has a major influence on soil fertility, plant growth, soil structure, and carbon storage. SuperSoil outperforms manufactured soils in each key area.

  • Phosphorus (P) – Required by plants for respiration and growth. Phosphorus contributes to the structural strength & quality of healthy plants, encouraging the growth of roots. Phosphorous is needed for the transformation of energy from the sun into functioning compounds.
  • Potassium (K) – Essential for respiration and photosynthesis. Potassium is vital in processes that contribute to growth and development of the plant. Without Potassium the growth of plants is stunted.
  • Magnesium (Mg) – Needed for photosynthesis, and therefore required to keep grass green!
  • Organic Matter – Improves the structure of the soil, water retention and drought tolerance.
  • Sand/silt/Clay content – Affects the mechanical handling properties of the soil.

Water Dynamics

SuperSoil absorbs, retains and releases moisture in a controlled manner which delivers superior performance and benefits versus manufactured soils which typically have very high sand content.
Recent test results confirmed that SuperSoil retains 94% more water than one of the current market leading manufactured soils. This significantly increased capacity to hold water and then slowly release over longer periods of time.

Water filtration test

Can we prove it?

We partnered with an independent soil scientist to conduct a series of tests, aimed at identifying the ideal soil composition for plant growth, water dynamics and physical handling properties. We were firm believers that a natural topsoil is better for the above than manufactured soils. SuperSoil has been enhanced further still to meet the narrower specification margins that we believe are paramount to plant health.

The video below details the research behind the benefits of SuperSoil. A more detailed specification is available on request.

Get in touch today on 01536 510517 or info@ecogro.uk.com