Where To Buy Vermiculite In Central Texas

Rock N Dirt Yard is now carrying large bags of Vermiculite to help with retaining moisture in your soil.  In Central Texas, with the high heat and scarce rain, vermiculite helps your plants thrive by:

  • Improves aeration: It loosens the soil, so roots can more easily reach down and grow through the soil.

  • Enhances drainage: Vermiculite soaks up water like a sponge. It holds that water until the soil starts to dry out then releases it. This is good for moisture loving plants but not so good for plants that like dryer soil.

  • Adds permanent soil conditioner: Unlike compost, which eventually breaks down into the soil, vermiculite doesn’t break down. Compost does add vital nutrients, but if you need to permanently improve drainage, vermiculite is a great solution.

  • Slightly raises pH: Vermiculite is pH neutral, around 7.0 or so, but because of some compounds found within it, it can slightly raise pH, a plus for acidic soils.

  • Makes other minerals available: Vermiculite naturally reacts with soil compounds and makes available other nutrients such as calcium, potassium and magnesium.

One Large bag contains 4 cubic feet of vermiculite and costs $35.

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