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Hydroflakes Soil Ammendment

Biodegradable, organic hard foam flakes - the perfect universal soil amendment!


  • Saves 30% to 50% water


  • Saves 25% fertilizer


  • Holds 60% of its volume in water, 40% in air


  • Increases drainage and aeration in clay soil


  • Greatly improves water retention in sandy soil


  • Promotes root growth, branching, and flower growth


  • Biodegradable yet long lasting, up to 10 years in ornamental - can also be used on sports turf, etc.


  • Keeps your garden dry and reduces water damage


  • Greatly reduces fungus problems in flower beds, flower pots, and planters


  • Has a low pH level, similar to peat moss


  • Reduces salinity


  • Great for shrubs, trees, flower beds, turf, vegetables, indoor plants, pots and planters, and palm trees!


All plants look and grow better with HydroFlakes, as it yields twice the green with only half the water.

AVA Soil™ is also available for the end user in flowerbeds, pots, planters, etc., to guarantee a successful planting even under poor conditions and marginal maintenance practices.  It reduces the need for irrigation water in the planting location and is therefore a positive contribution to the environment.

If you’d like more information, or a free design consult, call us today at 909-658-5674.

If you are a grower, click here to read about the Advantages for the Grower Using AVA Soil™.



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HFplus specializes in landscape design with an emphasis on water conservation. We will design your outdoor space so that it works with your home’s architecture and surrounding biomes, and we will put in design elements that are beautiful, functional, and best of all, water efficient.  

Available nowhere else, our unique systems and technology allow you to have the landscape of your dreams - lush with flowers, trees, and shrubbery, while reducing your water consumption by anywhere from 25 to 50%!


How is this possible? We employ a soil amendment called HydroFlakes that absorbs water and acts as a reservoir in your plant’s root zone.  This means faster water penetration, less runoff, sturdier plants, sod, and roots, 25-50% water savings, and 25% fertilizer savings - and it lasts for 15 years!


AVA Soil™ - How does it work?


AVA Soil™ is an aminoplast which, when added in flake form to potting soils and composts, produces an ideal growing environment for roots. The result is stronger, more vigorous plants which can potentially be brought to market earlier.

Improving the air/water balance results in a stronger, larger root system. The accompanying increase in the number of roots allows for greater uptake of water and nutrients, resulting in healthier plants.


Peat Replacement

As environmental lobby increases regarding the use of peat, AVA Soil™ offers a solution: It can replace up to 20% of peat in regular compost mixes. This is a cost-effective replacement option, in addition to improving the growing environment for ornamentals.

Biodegradable

AVA Soil™ is an aminoplast and contains only organic elements - thus, it is completely biodegradable.

AVA Soil™ Advantages:

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AVA Soil™ mixed with your potting compost will provide a variety of benefits:

Oxygen availability

Lack of oxygen in the root zone has a direct influence on root development and, subsequently, the uptake of nutrients and water. Because of its open cell structure, AVA Soil™ helps ensure that there is always good oxygen content throughout the pot - even if the substrate become saturated. The result is more feeder roots, improved water and nutrient uptake, and stronger plants.

Water Management

The addition of AVA Soil™ to compost improves its ability to hold water while also increasing drainage, reducing both the amount of water needed and the time spent watering. Thus, AVA Soil™ enriches the growing environment and effectively cuts costs. Also, these water-holding properties ensure that plants can be safely transferred from the nursery  to wholesale and retail outlets: even if the growing media drys out, AVA Soil™ greatly improves the re-wetting capabilities of the compost.

Nutrient Retention

AVA Soil™ ability to retain water reduces loss of nutrients by leaching, resulting in a lower volume of required nutrients as well as reduced costs.


Stronger Root Systems

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AVA Soil™ Water-Saving Soil Amendment

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