Soil conditioners, also known as soil amendments, are additives meant to improve the soil’s sustenance of plant growth and help in growing healthier plants. Soil conditioning improves on the deficiencies that are present in soil and corrects the structure to help in fostering better plant health. Depending on the type of soil conditioning done, the composition of the soil can be changed to grow plants, which may otherwise be unsuitable for that kind of soil.
BioActive Cocopeat, or coir pith, is the ideal soil conditioner for all types of soil. It is versatile and changes the soil structure as needed. When cocopeat is added as a soil conditioner to sticky clay soil, it breaks up the clay particles to provide the soil with drainage and friability. When added to sandy soil, BioActive Cocopeat bond the sand particles together to help the soil in retaining moisture as well as mineral nutrients necessary for plant growth.
Most potting mixes use cocopeat for soil conditioning since it traps the uppermost soil layer. The top soil is most important since most of the soil nutrients are present in this layer. Adding coir to it prevents nutrients from being drained out of the soil. Moreover, coir pith is biodegradable and environment friendly, which means it provides all natural benefits to the soil. Cocopeat provides a good balance to the soil’s aeration levels and water retention qualities. It also controls problems related to soil erosion since the fibres in the coir pith hold down the soil layers and bind them with each other. As a soil binder, it helps in soil conditioning by stabilizing the quality of the soil to make it favourable for plant growth
Adding cocopeat as a means of soil conditioning is practised by many horticulturalists to produce better plants. You too can mix it with the soil in 1:2 ratio and watch your plants thrive in well-conditioned soil.