Extensive systems are shallow in soil depth (less than 6") and are not capable of supporting larger plants, but tend to be easier to maintain.
Ideal for large flat-roof buildings and apartments.
Suitable for low-sloped residential roofs and retrofits.
Intensive systems are deeper in soil depth (typically 6" to 12" and greater) and are capable of sustaining heavier rooted plants.
Another result of increased Oxygen levels and improved drainage is that aerobic (air breathing) bacteria populations remain strong which keep the disease causing anaerobic (non air breathing) bacteria at bay.
By top dressing your pots and planters with a one to two inch layer of ECA evaporative losses are reduced which effectively conserves water and increases the time between watering.
A top dressing of ECA also serves to block direct light from reaching the growing media which prevents problematic algae from growing on its surface. This 'dry' top dressing also deters fungus gnats from colonizing your containers with their root destroying larvae.
When growing outdoors with a lightweight media such as coco pit etc., , blending some ECA into the mix will give planters the extra weight they need to resist getting knocked over by wind, rain or small animals.(cont.....)
ECA can be kept for an unlimited time, without ever changing.
Supplied in bags it is easy to use, store, carry and dose.
300 to 750 Kg/m3
Dry Thermal Conductivity
0.09 to 0.10 W/mK
7 to 9 pH
18 to 20 % of size
50 liters bag
Off N. H. 8A (Bamanbor-Morvi),
Mesariya Road, Rangapar Village,
Tal. Wakaner, Dist. Rajkot, Gujarat, India
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