Q. What would be the best
root zone mix amendment for
turf grass roots?
A. Peat is the best! The fiber content is what gives peat its moisture retention
ability and helps by opening pore space between soil particles. Although,
inorganic amendments increase internal pore space and water retention, these
products may hold water very tightly (because of greater surface area and very
strong adhesive and cohesive forces associated with their microscopic pores)
and not increase water uptake of turf roots.*
*GCM Research article pg. 140, Water retention of sand-based root zones with
organic and inorganic amendments, February 2007.
Q. What is the cost per cubic yard of an inorganic amendment versus the average
cost of an organic peat product?
A. An inorganic amendment is four to five times more expensive than an organic peat product.
Q. What pH benefit can Peat, Inc. peat give to my soil?
A. Because the pH of our peat is between 3.9 and 5.0, adding it to calcareous sand
will reduce the final pH of the root zone mix to a more favorable level.
Q. How does Peat, Inc. peat organic content compare to other peat products on the
A. Peat, Inc. peat has higher organic content per yard than any other peat product
we have tested.*
Q. Why does Peat, Inc. sell two different grades of peat?
A.We have two grades of peat: Fine grade for golf and sports field root zone mixes and Coarse grade for
horticultural use in greenhouses and container growing applications.
Q. What are my delivery options?
A. We can deliver in 5 yard Super Sacks or bulk. Twenty-two Super Sacks can be
delivered per semi flatbed trailer for a total of 110 yards, or we can deliver
bulk in one of our 100 yard walking-floor trailers.
*Test results available upon request.