Basalt rock dust is a natural soil amendment that is made from volcanic rocks. Basalt is a dark igneous rock, and it contains a very low level of toxins, hence, it is extremely good for plant growth. Basalt is strongly found in the earth’s crust and especially in the oceanic basins. It holds great importance among the rocks found on earth. Not only on earth but it is also found in abundance on the Moon and Mars. Basalt rocks are used in various forms and one of is widely used forms is found in gardening as basalt rock dust.
Here We Shall Discuss The Benefits That You Can Reap From Its Dust In Gardening:
We are all aware of the fact that the N-P-K level in the soil is important, where N stands for Nitrogen, P for Phosphorus, and K for Potassium. When you want to balance the nutrients in your garden soil then these three minerals play a crucial role. Along with these three nutrients, calcium and magnesium are also present in basalt rocks. And that is the reason this dust is so valuable in this industry. Moreover, there is an additional advantage: the soil gets sustainable food and all types of nutrients and energy. So it is beneficial for the growth of the plants.
Micronutrients like boron, copper, zinc, iron, and manganese are also present in its dust. This dust brings back the missing nutrients in your soil which helps you create a balanced soil for your gardening activity.
Basalt rock adds these nutrients back to the soil which makes them available for cultivation again.
The Right Proportion to Use Basalt Rock Dust
Lawns (per 100 sq. ft.): 3lb – 5lb
Garden (10’x10’ Area): 5lb- 10lb
Plant Pots: ¼ Or ½ per gallon of soil
Trees and Shrubs: 1-3 cups around the tree base
Some More Benefits of Using Besant Rocks Dust in Gardening Services
- Strengthens the cell walls and helps the plants to stand tall.
- Makes plants more resistant to pests and diseases.
- Increase salt tolerance and plants and it also improves drought resistance.
- Boosts yield.
- Increases growth of roots.
- Enhances the overall flour in vegetables and fruits and also the nutrients in it.
To know whether you need to add dust to your soil or not you can always perform a soil test to identify the level of nutrients left in the soil. It is beneficial because it helps you save on your investment. As you do not have to face losses after cultivating the entire crop and investing your time in it to find out the soil has lost its essential nutrients. It all depends on the quality of mining, grinding, and distributing basalt rocks all over the gardening soil surface and how they will react with the soil.
The presence of silica and other macro and micronutrients in basalt rock. And this is the reason it uses in gardening all around the world to balance out the soil. Balancing soil is a worldwide practice to stay ahead in the industry of agriculture. It not only provides the necessary nutrients but also strengthens the cell walls and keeps the pests away. It also boosts the yield and increases root growth. The benefits are unlimited. If you are thinking of balancing your soil then this is the best available alternative to do so. All major journals and books about controlled studies on the environment point out how basalt rocks have a positive action on the environment.
Basalt rocks are widely available around the world and are essentially volcanic rocks with a deep dark shade of dark grey to black color. They are non-corrosive, have high endurance, are non-slippery, and have a grainy texture. Basalt rocks due to their long-lasting nature and high endurance majorly used for construction purposes. Like in railway track beds, for flooring and also to make curbs, etc. The basalt rock is extremely hard, as there are various types of basalt- the alkali ones that contain olivine and the tholeiitic basalts which are without olivine.