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Black Lava Rock Scoria
Black Lava Rock Scoria
5mm Quincan (Scoria) is a light weight vesicular (charcoal grey) volcanic gravel. Excellent as an aesthetic appeal to compliment landscape design, has excellent drainage, aids weed suppression, pest prevention and environmentally friendly. It is suitable for;
- Mulch and ground cover
- Growing orchids and bromeliads
- Succulent Mix
- Addition to potting mixes
- Terrace planters for drainage
- Stepping paver surrounds
- Soil Amendment
Improve plant health and strength by keeping pests away
Does not attract or host fungi or insects and aids in Pest Prevention. Some garden pests, such as slugs and snails, are deterred by the rough texture and sharp edges of lava rock scoria. This can help protect plants from damage caused by these common garden pests
Moisture retention and high air to water ratio
The porous nature of lava rock scoria allows for excellent drainage. It helps prevent waterlogging in the soil by allowing excess water to pass through and promoting air circulation. This is particularly beneficial for plants that prefer well-drained soil and helps prevent root rot
Lava rock scoria acts as an insulating layer when used as mulch. It helps regulate soil temperature by reducing heat absorption during hot weather and minimizing heat loss during colder periods. This can help protect plant roots from extreme temperature fluctuations.
Long-lasting and Durable
Lava rock scoria is a volcanic rock known for its durability. It can withstand weather conditions, including rain, wind, and sun exposure, without breaking down easily. This makes it a long-lasting option for landscaping projects.
The porous nature of lava rock scoria allows for excellent drainage. It helps prevent waterlogging in the soil by allowing excess water to pass through and promoting air circulation. This is particularly beneficial for plants that prefer well-drained soil and helps prevent root rot.
Using black lava rock scoria as a ground cover or mulch helps suppress weed growth. It creates a physical barrier that limits sunlight reaching weed seeds, preventing them from germinating and emerging. This can reduce the need for frequent weeding and maintenance.
Garden Safety Tips
When doing gardening always wear a P2 / FFP2 / N95 KN95 Safety Mask 4ply to keep your respiratory health from harmful micro organisms, dust, pollution or vapors. General potting mix contains plenty of micro organisms. Always wear your safety gears such as mask, glove and googles when working with them.
A common media when mixing with your potting mix are Vermiculite, Perlite, Coco coir and Mineral products. They may contain micro dust particles, which you want to avoid harming your lungs. Especially Perlite dust particles, they are glass like and breathing them in will cause irreversible damage to your lungs. So always stay safe and wear your N95 / KN95 / P2 / FFP2 / KF94 grade protective mask to avoid any unnecessary health risk.
|20 × 10 × 5 cm