TerraCottem® is a soil conditioner, used worldwide by horticultural experts to create thriving plantings of turf, annuals & perennials, shrubs and trees. As a soil conditioner, TerraCottem® is an especially powerful tool when facing challenging growing conditions. In poor soils where water is limited, TerraCottem’s soil conditioning properties produce results and resilience. Golf courses, sports fields, public gardens, roof gardens, revegetation projects, street tree avenues – in each of these situations TerraCottem® increases establishment, reduces plant stress and creates sustainable landscapes that perform. Developed by the University of Ghent (Belgium), TerraCottem® is designed to improve the water and nutrient retention capacity, the structure, the aeration, and therefore the quality and performance of growing media. TerraCottem® consists of growth precursors, fertilisers, hydroabsorbent polymers, humic acids and carrier material. Available in Australasia, TerraCottem® is offered with expert support services.
TerraCottem® Universal is the “original” TerraCottem® soil conditioner. Since it was launched 23 years ago, the product has constantly evolved with better performing polymers, fertiliser and carrier material to further enhance root and plant growth and reduce inputs.
TerraCottem® Complement has been specially formulated for applications in flower beds and horticulture previously treated with the “Universal” soil conditioner. TerraCottem® Complement replenishes the components that have been consumed by the plants during the previous growing season and those lost each time a crop or annuals are pulled from the soil. Due to its application the nutrient and water holding capacity of soils and growing media is kept in optimal conditions.
TerraCottem® Turf, also based on the TerraCottem® principle, contains zeolite, a 100 percent natural volcanic mineral that helps increase soil fertility and water retention. The product’s benefits are further boosted by the inclusion of turf specific fertiliser and humic acids which have a positive effect on water retention capacity, soil structure and microbiological activity.
TerraCottem® Arbor has been developed specially for tree and shrub planting. Central to this latest formulation are the new generation polymers, the inclusion of humic acids to further enhance water retention capacity, soil structure and microbiological activity and tree specific fertiliser (with a lifespan up to 12 months) balanced with a starter fertiliser for rapid plant establishment and a synthetic nitrogen fertiliser.