Mineral Magic which is amorphous silica which is a rock million that's many millions of years old therefore it is a permanent treatment of your soil and won't breakdown.
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We could talk all day about the attributes and benefits of Mineral Magic but at the end of the day, we are far more interested in what our customers have to say.
As a practical exercise with our turf students – we constructed a putting green using NZ Browntop Bentgrass (Agrostis capillaris) and we performed a trial by blending Mineral Magic into only one half of the green.
Differences were soon noticeable soon after germination with a quicker establishment rate and a denser and rigid turf sward on the treated side . In addition, when we took a soil sample, the roots on the treated side were over 4 times the depth.
It was very visible by line and quality where the soil was treated. Quite an impressive result..
I have been researching and developing supplementary cementitious material combinations for the last 6 years and this amorphous silica has outperformed all of the latest Pozzolans such as silica fume, slag and fly ash.
Unbelievable performance at 90 mPa after 24 hours!
With increasing expectations on responsible water management and sound environmental practices;
Mineral Magic has proven to be an excellent addition to our turf and garden management programs.
Hanging baskets are drying out so quick with our warm and windy days. We found ourselves watering them each and every day of the week as just one day of being dry can have disastrous consequences for our delicate Maidenhair ferns (Adiantum tenerum).
The maidenhair fern needs a rich and organic type of soil that drains very well. The best mixture should retain plenty of water in between watering. Mixing our potting mix with generous amounts of Mineral Magic did the job!
Not only don't we need to water every day anymore, the ferns are beautiful and grow amazingly fast.
The City of Gosnells has utilised Mineral Magic as part of the rehabilitation process of the grassed amphitheatre at Centennial Pioneer Park, and the recently upgraded grass surface at the Administration Gardens on Albany Highway Gosnells. As a result the City has stipulated Mineral Magic as part of the ‘in-ground” soil amendment specifications for the Gosnells Oval and Mary Carroll Park refurbishment projects. The City is happy with the results to date, and is proud to be supporting a WA based product in its ongoing mission of supplying high quality parks, sporting fields and garden areas, in conjunction with reducing water usage and improving nutrient uptake and soil structure.
Initially I'd heard some of the noise about Mineral Magic and was a little sceptical. However, now representing the state's leading turf sand supplier in NSW in Elite Sand & Soil, we are always looking for an edge in quality and to be seen as innovators of the industry.
This meant it was “worth a look”.
Having said that, I was not about to put my career name and reputation on the line to something that I wasn’t 100% sure worked and added value to our customers.
For the next 5 months I put Mineral Magic (the company) through hell and the product through all of my own testing and laboratories.
I was delighted to find that not only were their product specifications and claims were true – we actually exceeded the results expected in a number of cases.
We now have some of the most premium turf facilities in NSW incorporating Mineral Magic to both their construction and maintenance regimes and haven’t looked back.
On this basis I would have no hesitation in recommending Mineral Magic to anyone from a stadium manager, a farmer to a home gardener or anyone who is serious after their soil health.
I had heard of the benefits of amorphous silica over decades of being heavily involved in the Hydroponics Industry but had never experienced the difference first hand.
That has since changed after being introduced to a locally mined product Mineral Magic.
The difference in germination, establishment and density of root growth is really quite remarkable and to have this substate that is a natural and certified organic mineral over what has been available in the past – could really shake up the industry.
I was following Mineral Magic from the start and made the decision of when I got the opportunity to use the product I would.
The opportunity came when I was project managing a re-surface of a premium sportsfield and what a perfect time to incorporate the Mineral Magic while the soil profile was exposed and we were blecavating
We simply spread the recommended rate and incorporated the product into the top 100mm of the soil/sand growing medium.
Since the surface has been in play I’ve found that Mineral Magic has aided in moisture retention which has reduced my watering considerably. Having a sandy profile, I’ve only needed to deep water every 10days through the summer period and on a sandy profile I believe this is great.
Would I recommend Mineral Magic? Definitely I would. I believe the best way to apply Mineral Magic is while your surface is being constructed/resurfaced as the growing medium is exposed making it easier to incorporate the product using the blecavation machine.