A sustainable, higher-quality alternative to peat!
Coconut coir (pronounced 'koy-er' - also known as coco pith or cocopeat) and coco chips are natural byproducts of coconut plantations. Coconut husk is a renewable resource with several advantages over peat moss. It holds water without compressing and absorbs water evenly, providing excellent root zone aeration and savings on water bills. Coconut husk products also have a more neutral pH (5.5-6.2), and can remain effective for up to 4-5 years. Additionally, coconut husks literally grow on trees, whereas peat moss is mined from bogs that are very slow to recover from disruption. Peat bogs are similar to coral reefs - each bale harvested can take up to 2,000 years to grow back!
Coconut husk is an excellent way to increase the aeration and water-absorbing power of potting soil and clay or heavy soils, without peat moss, while also protecting against harmful root zone fungi and promoting organic farming. Coco husk naturally inhibits infection from Pythium and Phytophthora and increases the cation exchange capacity of your media, or CEC - the ability of media to effectively release nutrients to plants.
Our 100% organic coco husk is widely used for hydroponics, organic soil mixes, landscaping and container planting. Coco coir and coco chips can be mixed in different ratios (and amended with pumice, vermiculite, fertilizers etc) to provide the perfect planting medium for your plants. There is a reason why most mega-scale (100+ acre) greenhouses in the world now use premium coco husk products - they are simply the best!
Coconut husk products are also ideal for landscaping projects. Preparing an area for landscaping is a critical job. Coconut coir can be used as top soil or can be mixed with sand (60% coco coir, 30% sand, 10% compost) to use as a direct medium on open land, to grow grass, flowers, bushes, etc. Due to the water holding capacity of the coco husk, you can reduce irrigation drastically and grow healthier landscapes.
Compared to using traditional wood chips or mulch, coco chips will keep their form much longer (4-5 years), will not continually lower pH, and will inhibit the growth of harmful fungi that typically grow on wood chips. Additionally, coco chips are much more attractive, aesthetically.
Coco husk also has a high content of lignin and cellulose, making it an excellent substrate for edible mushroom cultivation (harmful fungi are suppressed). Worms, reptiles and the like also love our coco coir as bedding.