PermaMatrix is cheaper than dirt!


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This is a brief comparison of PermaMatrix vs. topsoil, mulch and compost. By hydraulically applying this organic biotic soil amendment containing Biochar, you will not only cut costs, but also cut pollution and create a sustainable environment for plants to thrive.

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PermaMatrix is cheaper than dirt!

  1. 1. Features/Benefits PermaMatrix TopSoil Compost Sphagnum Peat MulchLower Cost PermaMatrix™ is a new way of thinking bydeveloping the optimum rhizosphere for plant growth using nature’s components and systems. It is superior in composition to other biotic earth products as all the components needed to create functionally sustainable soils are present. Its performance compared to typical compost/topsoil installations is superior as it does not require     the traditional volume based application. PermaMatrix application rates are determined to produce the optimalmicrobial and mycorrhizae counts, along withthe ideal carbon components to reestablish the natural biology of a disturbed site. This new thinking saves, time, money, fuel, andresources that topsoil compost placement jobs require.
  2. 2. Features/Benefits PermaMatrix TopSoil Compost Sphagnum Peat Mulch Certified Weed & Insect Free Topsoil and compost can have millions ofweed seeds and detrimental pathogens, you just never know what you are getting.Unsterilized straw can contain viable weed seeds and insect larvae. If left untreated,the weed seed and larvae can develop whenapplied as a mulch. These “contaminated”     hay and straw fibers become a source for the spread of noxious weeds and potential pathogens. AraFiber, the fiber blend in PermaMatrix is a combination of organic recycled fibers and naturally sterilized straw (no chemicals are used), makingPermaMatrix fully exportable through out the world.
  3. 3. Features/Benefits PermaMatrix TopSoil Compost Sphagnum Peat Mulch Sustainability Soil loss due to disturbance and development is a major biodiversityproblem worldwide, threatening biologicalfunction and wildlife habitat. The practice of moving topsoil from point A to restore point B creates a bigger problem.Compost can be considered sustainable, but great care needs to be taken in its development to prevent the spread of     disease and weed species. Sphagnumpeat bogs are seen by some scientists tobe as important and fragile as rainforests. That’s where the concern lies byecologists about the use of peat moss. By necessity, sphagnum peat companies must destroy these fragile, unique and valuable bog ecosystems in order to remove the peat.
  4. 4. Features/Benefits PermaMatrix TopSoil Compost Sphagnum Peat Mulch Biochar Unlike any other element, Biochar in PermaMatrix has an extremely long life in soils. Biochar is carbon-rich,giving it the ability to persist in the soil indefinitely by not being susceptible to biological decay. Biochar in PermaMatrix attracts and sustains microbes and beneficial fungi. As ahost for microbes and a repository for     nutrients and moisture, Biocharperforms many valuable functions in the life cycle of sustainableecosystems, from nutrient retention to water filtration. Biochar has been shown to work equally well in the second and third year after installation as it does in the first.
  5. 5. Features/Benefits PermaMatrix TopSoil Compost Sphagnum Peat Mulch Optimum Carbon To Nitrogen Ratio PermaMatrix organics are highly decomposed and stable. With the carbon to nitrogen ratio at 30:1,PermaMatrix has the optimum ratio for sustainability of the organic materialwith conversion to nutrient availability for plants. This stimulates root growth, speeds up establishment and     provides healthy plants with natural resistance of disease. The organics in PermaMatrix deliver twice the nitrogen content of sphagnum peat. Compost has a very low carbon to nitrogen 5-10:1, this will give a immediate flush of food with no sustainability.
  6. 6. Features/Benefits PermaMatrix Topsoil Compost Sphagnum Peat Mulch Beneficial Microbes PermaMatrix provides soil microorganisms that are needed totransform organic soil material into the nutritional elements that plants need for life through microbial action. PermaMatrix provides nutrient recycling over a long period of time. The combination of organics, fiber,and micro nutrients are the source for     producing nitrogen and other trace elements in soil. As the plants cycle thru their life cycle their biomass is broken down by the microbes andrecycled into humus. This creates new organic material that is then converted microbially into food for the sustained use of the vegetation.
  7. 7. Features/Benefits PermaMatrix Topsoil Compost Sphagnum Peat Mulch Enhances Mycorrhizae RelationshipsAn Endo/Ecto blend of mycorrhizae is a important component of PermaMatrix. Mycorrhizae makes a significant contribution to plant    sustainability and nutrient recycling by fixing nitrogen. Mycorrhizae fungi establishes a symbiotic relationship with plant roots that contributes to a healthy soil-plant nutrient exchange.
  8. 8. Features/Benefits PermaMatrix Topsoil Compost Sphagnum Peat Mulch PermaMatrix andBiochar Conserves Nutrients Biochar in PermaMatrix helps conserve plant nutrients by storingthem within its matrix and making the nutrients available when the cropneeds them. For example, at the end    of the growing season plant biomass from previous year’s growth is left to decompose. As this organic matterdecomposes, Biochar captures someof the nutrients released, storing them for the following growing season.
  9. 9. Features/Benefits PermaMatrix Topsoil Compost Sphagnum Peat Mulch Topsoil, Compost and Sphagnum Peat Low pHTopsoil and compost can have wildly varying pH levels and often need adjustment after they have been installed. This adds to costs and may require ongoing adjustments. Sphagnum peats are very young on the organic scale ofdecomposition (Carbon to Nitrogen ratio 65 to 1or greater)! They essentially compete with other plants for available nutrients. The more nutrients are added the faster the sphagnum will break down. Any nutrients not used by the sphagnum have trouble getting to the plant     because of the material’s highly acidic composition (pH of 3.0 to 4.0 on average). The low pH of sphagnum makes it hard to sustain positive microbes, while detrimental microbes could have a negative effect on the natural balance of soils and nutrient recycling. The organics in PermaMatrix contain no sphagnum and are thus able to provide nutrient loadingwith a balanced C:N ration of 30:1—the ideal for organic soil productivity.
  10. 10. Features/Benefits PermaMatrix Topsoil Compost Sphagnum Peat MulchSuperior Organics PermaMatrix uses histolic soils which are the best form of organics forincreasing water and nutrient holding capacity. These soils are marked by improved aeration and increased water infiltration.    
  11. 11. Features/Benefits PermaMatrix Topsoil Compost Sphagnum Peat Mulch Absorbs Water Topsoil can absorb water but can have problems with erosion unless measures are taken to prevent itsmovement. Compost that has been allowed to dry out becomes hydrophobic and is very difficult to     rewet. This creates problems withmoisture management. Sphagnumpeat moss is also hydrophobic whendry and becomes difficult to rewet.