Soil D•Tox™ Powder is best applied wet. This is also beneficial because charcoal has more drawing power to trap toxins when wet. When it comes to soil restoration fast action is best. In this blog, we will be discussing some tips and tricks based on common questions we get asked.
A: The mix ratio is 1lb of Powder to 1 Gallon of water
Q: Is Soil D•Tox™ dissolvable?
A: All Charcoal products mixed in water create a suspension as they are not dissolvable
Q: How much do I use on my lawn, garden, planter boxes, etc?
A: For every gallon of water you use, you will be able to cover 150 sq. ft.
Q: How do you mix it up without it getting all over the place?
A: This is a little bit tricky but completely doable
- Fill your sprayer container 1/3 of the way full and add then carefully your required amount of powder according to the container size (1 Gallon to 1lb of Powder)
- Close your container and allow the powder to settle below the surface of the water by letting it sit for about 10-15 minutes. This allows the charcoal dust to settle as well
- Now you can take your hose without a sprayer attachment and fill your container the remainder of the way with the hose under the water’s surface. The pressure of the water will cause the charcoal and water to rotate forcing the charcoal to become agitated within the water.
- We do not want charcoal settled on the bottom of the sprayer so some swirling motions with the hose end will help to stir the mixture up.
- your hose will get covered in charcoal doing this. If you are worried about wiping the charcoal off later, you can do the second option below
- With a long wooden painter’s stick or long sturdy wooden dowel, you can add your water and then gently stir the mixture up.
- I like doing it this way because I can feel if there is any charcoal on the bottom when I’m pouring it straight from a bucket instead of a sprayer.
- Now that you have created your Soil D•Tox™ suspension you are ready to get spraying.
Q: Is it safe to spray directly on my plants?
A: Absolutely! Sometimes being heavy-handed is the best way to save our plants. It can be hard to know if just the soil was affected or if the plant itself was contaminated. Feel free to spray the leaves, branches, roots, and soil surrounding the affected plant
Q: How soon after spraying can I begin planting again?
A: Typically, most people are safe to plant within 48 hours after treatment. The more you water or the more it rains, Soil D•Tox™ will continue to be driven down through the various layers of soil and neutralize toxins on contact.
Q: Can using too much harm my plants or soil nutrients?
A: We are glad you asked! There is no such thing as using too much when soil restoration is concerned. This product, along with all those in our agriculture line, are designed to give added benefits to your soil, like a more neutral pH* and, in time, better nutrient cycling capabilities. It also helps with maintaining moisture in dry soils, reducing soil compaction and reducing the chances of bacterial and fungal disease.
Q: I used just enough to cover my space, but my plants aren’t recovering, what did I do wrong?
A: We have faith that you did it all just right! The reality is, sometimes when we are restoring soil conditions and plant health after contamination, we do not always know how much of what substance was used. It is not uncommon to have to do multiple applications. Each environment is different and without formal testing, we couldn’t say exactly how much you need.
* There are plants which require not having a more neutral pH. For example, the vibrant blue in a hydrangea plant is achieved by a more acidic pH level. Should you need to restore your soil you may have to add substances to regain the desired pH.
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