Matrix enhances the buffering of moisture in the soil and keeps nutrients efficiently available for grass growth. Matrix promotes bacterial activity and the fast breakdown of stable organic matter in the soil, resulting in sustainable, healthy turf.
Sand-based greens and sandy gardens have an extremely low buffer capacity for nutrients and moisture. Furthermore, sandy turfs lack soil life, which prevents dead roots and clippings from being digested. This results in disease pressure and stunted turf growth.
Thatch elimination while buffering moisture and nutrients
The challenge is to turn stable organic matter from grass clippings and grass roots (thatch) into digestible organic matter as a food source for a diverse and nutrient/moisture buffering soil life.
Bacterially dominated soil life
Matrix is a complex of green algae and sugars that stimulate bacterial activity to break down thatch. Matrix also contains carefully selected zeolites and diatomaceous earth, which together promote the buffering of moisture in the soil and keep nutrients such as ammonium, potassium and magnesium efficiently available for sustainable grass growth.
Stimulates soil life
Buffering of moisture and nutrients
DOC field trials done at GC Zwolle demonstrate the difference between a treated and an untreated green. The inclusion of 10% Matrix in the dressing sand applications results in a considerable increase in moisture availability over the years.
Application for vitalization of soil life and stimulation of thatch degradation:
|20-30 g/m2 every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.|
Application for construction of greens and tees:
|Mix 10% through sand instead of organic matter such as peat or composts.|
25 kg bag on a 1,000 kg pallet
Marathon Vitalphos, Melspring -Olmix Group, has been nominated for the Green Innovation Award 2014 by publisher NWST in the category Sport.
Local regulation should be consulted concerning the status of the product in the country of use.