12 Ways This Little Known Mineral Can Improve Your Soil

Clinoptilolite zeolite is a microporous aluminosilicate mineral with a kind of funny name, but what it can do to benefit your soil is very serious.

A handful of pure clinoptilolite zeolite can contain a surface area of over 10 million square feet!

Zeolite has an extremely high porosity and cation exchange rate. This plus a negative charge means it can draw in and hold nutrients, oxygen and water until they are required and absorbed by plant roots.

1) Save Water

Increase water holding capacity of your soil and reduce watering requirements by up to 50%

2) Improve Absorption

Absorb more H2O, increase infiltration and improve water permeation. Zeolite traps and holds moisture within it’s molecular structure allowing plant roots to tap into the stored H20 as needed.

3) Retain Nutrients

Zeolite has a very hight cation exchange rate and a negative charge, this allows the mineral to absorb nutrients and hold on to them until required by the roots. Reduce nutrient leaching and prevent water table pollution by potassium, phosphorous, nitrates & nitrites.

4) Balance pH

Naturally balance the pH levels in the soil and prevent spikes in pH which can help correct and maintain a balanced environment for maximum root growth.

5) Remove Toxins

Because zeolite has a helical and negatively charged molecular cage it adsorbs and locks in ammonia and harmful heavy metals, effectively removing them from the surrounding soil.

6) Reduce Aridity

Improve soil aeration and repair arid soil.  Mixing zeolite into soils improves root health allowing more water and nutrients to get to the roots.

7) Gnat Deterent

Keep soil surface free of mildew and gnats by sprinkling zeolite powder over the top layer.

8) Control Nutrient Uptake

The zeolite in the soil will adsorb then slowly release fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides, and growth stimulators as needed by the plant.

9) Balance Light Soil

Improve the nitrogen balance in light and sandy soil.

10) Correct Bad Soil

Improve the production capacity of soils devastated by acids and other contaminants.

11) Reduce Compacting

Prevent soil compaction and increase porosity and aeration allowing roots to spread and grow healthier and longer.

12) Compost Organics Better

Improve the breakdown of compostable elements in soil & reduce odors. Increase the level of good bacteria and reduce the bad bacteria. 

The Benefits of Zeolite in Soils

Add 10 – 15% clinoptilolite zeolite to any soil blend or dirt to improve the qualities and performance of the soil.

Adding 10 – 15% clinoptilolite zeolite by volume to soil or fields can improve the health of the roots and result in healthier plants. Always source the purest zeolite. KMI Zeolite suppliesthe highest natural form of clinoptilolite zeolite available, at 97%+ purity. You can buy Zeolite here for your home or commercial applications.