Lava meal helps control horsetail and improve soil.

Many gardens and parks have been full of horsetail (horsetail) for a few weeks now. Controlling horsetail is not easy. A weed that is difficult to remove. Even when removed, the deep root remains in place from which the plant quickly grows on. In practice, lava grit and lava meal are often used but what is this really like?

What is horsetail / horsetail?

(Equisetum arvense) is a plant in the horsetail family. The plant is also called “roobol,” “field horsetail,” “cattail” or “unjer. Horsetail is toxic to certain plants. For example, grasses cannot germinate near horsetail. Horsetail can also be toxic to horses, with the degree of toxicity depending on the species. The plant does very well in soil with a mineral-poor topsoil. The deep roots are able to bring minerals from deeper layers to the surface. Tip! So use the horsetail you unload to mulch (cover the soil). That way you add minerals to the top soil layer.

Organifer Lava meal a source of minerals

A mineral-poor soil can be improved by controlling horsetail every year and mulching with it. But with the help of rich lava flour, it goes much faster! Moreover, lava contains many more different minerals than there are in horsetail. Note: the horsetail will not disappear like snow in the sun. It will also take a few seasons this way before you really have completely healthy mineral-rich soil.

Improves the structure of your soil

Lava meal also improves the structure of the soil. Together with organic matter from organic manure, lava meal provides good granular soil structure. Clay soil therefore becomes rougher and allows water to pass through better. Sandy soil will retain nutrients and water better, and peat soil will be stabilized against decomposition.

Protects against pests and mold

When you sprinkle lava meal over wet leaves of infected plants, it forms a protective layer against pests such as slugs and lice and repels mold.

What is Organifer Lava Flour?

Lava flour is finely ground volcanic rock. It is very rich in silicon in easily absorbable form for plants. Silicon increases the resistance of the crop and against drought, diseases and pests. In addition to Silicon, it contains 83 other minerals that together improve the fertility and health of your soil. There are many lava meal on the market, however, Organifer lava meal is the most concentrated and contains the most minerals and highest values. In addition, Organifer lava flour is tested for heavy metals and safe. Also, the powder is dried and ultrafine which makes it very suitable for atomization and has a very large obliteration surface.

How to apply Lava flour?

You can easily spread Lava meal or grit in garden and lawn. Best after noon on a rainy/cloudy day, this is to avoid burning on leaves. After the lava meal donation, organic fertilizer pellets can be added or water so that the lava meal does not blow away. The lava meal does not need to be worked in. Good to know is that Lawn Fertilizer and Garden Booster pellets featurelava meal. In addition to fertilizing, immediately sprinkle lava meal minerals.

Lava flour or lava dust

Organifer has both lava flour and lava dust in its range. Lava flour is very fine and therefore has a very fast action and large working surface. Lava dust has a proportion of fine and a proportion of coarse lava. The fine portion is readily available to the soil. Should you wish to sprinkle lava minerals we recommend lava grit because it has a quick but also a very long term effect as coarser grains break down slowly. This allows relative horsetail to be indirectly controlled. In addition, lava dust does not dust and can be spread by you by machine.

Where to buy lava flour or lava dust?

In Organifer’ s webshop, of course!