Water Conservation

How Does AxisDE Work?

  • Reduces Irrigation

  • Increases Plant Available Water

  • Reduces Compaction

  • Balances Air & Water in Soils

  • Increases Infiltration

  • Improves Plant Establishment

  • Buffers Soil Temperatures

  • Improves Plant Survival Rates

Increased Plant Available Water

Increasing plant available water (paw) reduces irrigation and conserves water. UC Davis investigated porous inorganics to improve paw and found axisde has 90% more paw than other inorganics. The graph illustrates axisde’s superior water release curve – absorbing the most water (top left) and releasing the most water for plant use as soil moisture drops.

Matt Curtis, Vic Claassen, UC Davis

Perfect Pore Size

Pore size is vitally important to how inorganic amendments work. When it comes to available water, the pore size has to be precise. Axisde is 82% porous, and nearly all of those pores absorb and release water to the plant. In order for water to be released, it has to be replaced by air. The combination of lightweight porosity, pore size, and air and water exchange is unique to axisde.

Manufacturer's Labels, Porosymetry Tests, University of Augsburg, Germany

Abundant Root Mass

Air increases rootmass and axisde creates world-class rootmass. Axisde added to usga sand at 10% by volume increases rootmass 4 times more than peat moss and sand. Increased rootmass always occurs for all plant species in every application from sports fields to landscapes, rooftops, and planted bioswales. Vigorous root systems help prevent wear in turf areas and promote dought and stress resistance.

Dr. Ed McCoy , The Ohio State University