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ZEOMAX Zeolite Turf Aid 50 lb.
Part Number  ZM60110
  • Helps Hold and Slowly Release Valuable Plant Nutrients
  • Reduces Nutrient Leaching
  • Improves Aeration of the Soil and Minimizes Compaction
  • Helps Reduce Watering by Retaining Soil Moisture
  • Improves Strong Root Development
  • Supports Beneficial Microbe Activity in the Soil
  • 50 lb. Bag
ZEOMAX Zeolite Turf Aid 50 lb.
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100% Natural Zeolite Mineral (Clinoptilolite Zeolite)

Natural Zeolites are microporous, aluminosilicate minerals commonly used as commercial adsorbents. The term zeolite was originally coined in 1756 by Swedish mineralogist Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, who observed that upon rapidly heating the zeolite mineral stilbite, it produced large amounts of steam from water that had been absorbed by the material. Based on this, he called the material zeolite, from the Greek (ze ), meaning "boil" and (lithos), meaning "stone".

Natural zeolites form where volcanic rocks and ash layers react with alkaline groundwater. Zeolites also crystallize in post-depositional environments over periods ranging from thousands to millions of years in shallow marine basins. Naturally occurring zeolites are rarely pure and are generally accompanied in varying degrees by other minerals such as quartz, clays, unaltered ash, or opaline silica.

Zeolites are the aluminosilicate members of the family of microporous solids known as "molecular sieves." The term molecular sieve refers to a particular property of these materials, i.e., the ability to selectively sort molecules based primarily on a size exclusion process. This is due to a very regular pore structure of molecular dimensions. The maximum size of the molecular or ionic species that can enter the pores of a zeolite is controlled by the dimensions of the channels. These are conventionally defined by the ring size of the aperture, where, for example, the term "8-ring" refers to a closed loop that is built from 8 tetrahedrally coordinated silicon (or aluminum) atoms and 8 oxygen atoms. These rings are not always perfectly symmetrical due to a variety of effects, including strain induced by the bonding between units that are needed to produce the overall structure, or coordination of some of the oxygen atoms of the rings to cations within the structure. Therefore, the pores in many zeolites are not cylindrical.

ZeoMax® Clinoptilolite is a natural zeolite comprising a microporous arrangement of silica and alumina tetrahedra. It has the complex formula: (Ca2, K2, Na2) O-Al2O3-10SiO2-8H2O. It formed as white tabular monoclinic tectosilicate crystals with a Mohs hardness of 3.5 to 4 and a specific gravity of 2.1 to 2.2. ZeoMax® Clinoptilolite formed as a devitrification product (the conversion of glass to crystalline material) of volcanic glass in tuffs. Tuffs are consolidated pyroclastic rocks. The devitrification occurs when the glass is in contact with saline waters.

Use of ZeoMax® Clinoptilolite in industry focuses on its ion exchange properties having a strong exchange affinity for ammonia (NH4+), as well as, many other cations.

Chemical Analysis, Typical

Chemical Percent

SiO2 60.08%
Al2O3 10.55%
CaO 2.80%
MgO 0.93%
Na2O 1.91%
K2O 1.64%
Fe2O3 0.90%
TiO2 0.21%
MnO 0.03%
P2O5 0.05%
H2O + CO2 25.29%
+ H2O 4.31%

Detailed Technical Specification Data Sheet

Application Recommendations:

-For potting soil mixes add one cup of ZeoMax® Garden Aid for each gallon of potting soil. Mix well with potting soil.
-For gardens and flower beds, add 50lbs of ZeoMax® Garden Aid per 1,000 square feet of area. Till ZeoMax® Garden Aid into the top 4 to 6 inches of the soil.
-For best results, apply an organic fertilizer before or after adding ZeoMax® Garden Aid.

Common Uses for Zeolite

Higher yields through making fertilizers more effective by preventing leeching and holding valuable nutrients such as ammonium nitrate, potassium, magnesium and calcium as well as trace elements for slow release as needed. Also produces long term soil improvements.

Soil amendments, Gardens/nursery beds
Reclamation/revegetation, Turf grass soil amendment
Golf course mixes

Benefits of using Zeolite in Horticulture applications:
Retains nutrients longer to lower fertilizer costs, substantial yield improvements, less nutrient leeching, and long term soil improvement. Increases cation exchange capacity (CEC), Improves porosity. Water-holding properties, Increases nitrogen retention in the soil, Reduces ammonia volatilization, Reduces nitrate leaching, Improves potassium retention, Improves the utilization of nitrogen and phosphorus by plants, Decreases water runoff and ponding, Decreases occurrence of localized dry spots, Increases amount of water available to plants, Increases length of time between irrigations, Inorganic substitute for peat moss in mixes, Increases in fertilizer use efficiency, Relieves compacted soils, Excellent tolerance to traffic.

Produces significant turf root improvement; dense and deeper feeder root system; less fertilizers required; retention of key nutrients; increased soil potassium levels; permanent increase in cation-exchange capacity.

Uses of Zeolite for landscaping:
Aerification, topdressing, new construction, greenhouse mixes, landscape mixes, golf course mixes, planters, turf grass production

How does Using Zeolites benefit my Soil?
Using zeolite will cut fertilizer and water costs by holding the nutrients and water in the root zone until the plant is ready to utilize them. Thereby requiring less fertilizer and water to be applied. This promotes good stewardship of the land by reducing pollution brought on by fertilizers leaching to the groundwater or running off into surface water sources. Zeolites, when used properly, can yield some impressive results in regards to faster germination times, faster growth rates, larger plants, and crop yields and reduced fertilizer and water applications. Reduces water requirements during irrigation as zeolite holds moisture in the growth zone. Zeolite has a high CEC that enables a greater loading of plant nutrients such as nitrogen & micronutrients. The nutrients are held in the growth zone and are plant accessible but not water- soluble.

Reduces nitrogen fertilizer requirements as a large portion of nitrogen fertilizers leach through the growth zone and into the aquifer. Zeolite will hold nitrogen and prevent the pollution of the water table by nitrates and nitrites. Zeolite prevents compaction, increases infiltration, and helps the aeration of deep root systems due to its high surface area and porosity. Zeolite is 100% natural for organic operations and when composted with manure, it becomes a natural fertilizing system.

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