Educational Precinct Mix

This media is a relatively low organic matter landscape garden mix suitable for growing a broad range of native and exotic species.

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Description

Specification - S17. Education Precinct Mix


Part A: “Fit-for-purpose” Performance Description

This media is a landscape garden mix suitable for growing a broad range of native and exotic species. This application in Dept. of Education precincts sets clear requirements for low E.C. and hydrological parameters to ensure low term permeability under compaction.


Part B: Product Specification (Technical parameters)

Analysis



Particle Size Analysis

>3.35mm

%

0.30

 
2-3.35mm

%

0.60

 
1-2mm

%

1.20

 
0.5-1mm

%

8.50

 
0.25-0.5mm

%

50.10

 
0.15-0.25mm

%

21.70

 
0.106-0.15mm

%

5.50

 
0.053-0.106mm

%

3.40

 
0.02-0.053mm

%

1.50

 
0.002-0.02mm

%

2.50

 
<0.002mm

%

4.70

 






Chemical

pH in water (1:5)

pH Units

6-7

 
Electrical Conductivity – (1:1.5)

dS/m

0.1-0.6

 
T.O.C - Dumas

%w/w

2.76

 
Organic Matter

%w/w

3.90

 
Total Nitrogen (N)

%

0.05

 
Total Phosphorus (P)

%

0.01

 
Available P (Olsen)

mg/kg

3.90

 






Hydrological

Sat Hydraulic Cond using Deff

mm/hr

237

 
Permeability - 16 drops

mm/hr

640

 
Total Porosity at Field Capacity

%v/v

35



Part C: Components

This mix requires VENM certification for all mineral components, and AS4454 certification for all composted components.