by Jamie Haas
Gypsum is a highly beneficial, all natural mineral that contributes to hearty lawns and gardens. NutraSoft® Pelletized Gypsum loosens heavy hard packed clay soils allowing moisture and air to penetrate and move freely in the soil. (NutraSoft® also has a surprise use that will be addressed at the end of this article.)
The advantages of nutrasoft pellitized gypsum include:
Fast and easy to use and no mess
Loosens hard-packed soils fast
Increases nutrient availability-stretching your fertilizer dollar
Spreads accurately with any spreader
Supplies vital nutrients: calcium and sulfur
Where and how to use NutraSoft® Pelletized Gypsum:
New Lawns: apply 80# per 1000 sq ft before seeding or sodding. Rake or till thoroughly into soil. Use more on higher clay soils.
Established Lawns: apply 40# per 1000 sq ft in the spring and again in the fall.
Gardens: Mix in 20# 1000 sq ft and water thoroughly
Roses: place 1-2 cups around the bush in both spring and fall.
Trees & shrubs: apply 2 cups around the base of shrub, 5-6 cups around each evergreen, water well.
Compost aid: spread out 2 cups over each garden cart full as it is dumped into compost pile. Turn pile daily, adding 2 more cups per day until complete (approx 1 ½ weeks)
And now the surprise use you have been patiently waiting for:
NutraSoft® Pelletized Gypsum will counteract damage caused by winter salting, fertilizer striping, and animal spots: apply 20 – 40# per 1000 sq ft. for salt damaged areas and apply ½ – ¾ cup per square foot for small spots.