Biochar From Biosolids For Your Soil – Bulk
Nutrient-rich, high-density carbon soil conditioner that enhances the properties of the soil, holds extra nutrients and moisture and encourages soil biodiversity. KickStart BioChar has ~30% carbon and a higher level of oxygen and potassium for an increased benefit to soil health. Kickstart also has a nitrogen concentration up to 6 times higher and phosphorus up to 10 times higher than pure biochar for immediate benefits to soil health. ALL THE BENEFITS OF PREMIUM BIOCHAR SOIL CONDITIONER WITH A NUTRIENT RICH CHARGE THAT IS READY FOR YOUR SOIL!
This charged biochar is great for:
- Seeding a new lawn – especially with new construction
- Golf course turf
- Sports turf fields – i.e. softball, baseball, soccer, football,
- Rooftop gardens
- Commercial planting in pots
- Anywhere you need a healthy improvement in your soil!
- Find more ideas on how to use biochar.
IMPORTANT FREIGHT COST INFORMATION: This item is a larger bulk item that requires freight shipping services. If you complete your order through this website a Wakefield representative will contact you to confirm all shipping requirements. The actual shipping rate may vary pending confirmation of delivery location and special delivery requirements. A Wakefield representative will contact you if additional fees are required before shipping.
Biochar is primarily used as a soil amendment to improve soil functions and reduce emissions from biomass that would otherwise naturally degrade to greenhouse gases. The characteristics of biochar are influenced mainly by the preparation temperature and feedstock. Higher pyrolysis temperatures often result in increased surface area and carbonized fraction of biochar, which leads to high absorption capability for pollutants. Biochars derived from various source materials show different surface area, porosity, and functional group properties.
Biochar has a significant effect on soil sustainable fertility because it can improve soil organisms, soil water retention, soil aggregation and aeration, reduce acidity, enhance nutrient retention and availability, and abate the bioavailability of some detrimental substances, such as heavy metals, pesticide residues, and organic contaminants. Biochar provides a unique opportunity to improve soil fertility and nutrient-use efficiency using locally available and renewable materials in a sustainable way. The adoption of biochar management does not require new resources; it is a more efficient and environmentally conscious use of existing resources.
What Is In The Wakefield KickStart BioChar
Wakefield KickStart has most of the same characteristics as biochar obtained from typical biochar feedstocks, like wood chips or waste crops, with the added benefit of a higher concentration of inorganic matter. Specifically, its availability of N and P.
With Wakefield KickStart charged biochar present in the soil mixture, its contribution to the physical nature of the system may significantly improve:
- texture, structure, porosity, and consistency of the soil
- pore-size distribution
- particle-size distribution
- density and packing
- pH, electrical conductibility
- nutrient availability
- water retention
For flowers and pots consider a maximum of 20% by volume.
Lawns will need at least 1 quart of KickStart for every 10 square feet top dressed.
Vegetable gardens are best with 10-20% KickStart by volume in the top 4″ of soil.
This product is not safe for human or animal consumption.