bentonite

seedsonshirt(6b)October 10, 2007

Has anyone experimented with mixing bentonite in the topsoil?

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nonews(Zone 7 NC)

What is bentonite?

    Bookmark   October 10, 2007 at 8:37PM
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seedsonshirt(6b)

It's a clay that expands to severa times (20?) its original volume when wetted. It has incredible moisture holding capacity. They use it to seal leaking ponds.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2007 at 4:47PM
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mikie_gw

I occasionally will get on a bentonite kitty litter binge and put it in a broadcast spreader putting it down as much as my eyesight can handle.
After so much the soil will kind of get crusty for a bit but not for long.

Does help water retention and extends the time it takes the lawn to wilt, in my sandy florida beach sand yard.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2007 at 9:17AM
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