Yates Gypsum Clay Breaker
This is a soil conditioner for improving the structure of compacted clay soil. This product allows water to better penetrate the soil and increases aeration.
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Yates Gypsum Clay Breaker is a soil conditioner for improving the structure of compacted clay soil. Helps modify hard compacted clay soil into more open pliable soil. This allows water to better penetrate the soil and increases aeration, thus benefiting the soil structure. It also increases the drainage of wet soils and reduces the occurrence of root rot diseases. It is simple to apply and continues to work for several years. The ingredients of Calcium sulphate breaks up heavy clay soils by chemical exchange between the gypsum and clay particles, resulting in a more friable soil.
Instructions for Use
It is essential to dig up the soil or loosen it first, then spread 1 to 2 kg per square metre and then water it in well. The best time to apply is before laying a new lawn. On larger areas a good way to do it is to spread the product first then rotary hoe it into the soil. The best way to apply it is using a fertiliser spreader, but can be broadcast by hand. It is a good idea to use a glove.
For existing lawns, aerate the lawn really well, with lots of holes, then broadcast the Gypsum (Calcium sulphate) and water in well. For very clay soils, it is good to do this every year, as the results often take years to work well. It can be applied at any time of the year. It can be used on all lawn types and can also be used on gardens, as long as it is mixed in the soil or you use a pitch fork to make lots of holes, then broadcast and water in well.
Safety, First Aid & Liability
SAFETY: Keep out of reach of children. Read safety directions. This product will irritate the eyes and skin, so avoid contact with eyes and skin. When mixing the product for use, wear PVC gloves of elbow length, and us a face shield or googles. When using a sprayer or controlled droplet applicator, wear water proof protective clothing, and good solid impervious shoes or boots. After using this product, and before eating, drinking or smoking, make sure you wash your hands, arms and farce thoroughly with soap and water. After use for the day, wash the gloves, googles, face shield and any contaminated clothing.
FIRST AID: Contact a doctor, or poisons information centre (131 126) should any poisoning occur.
LIABILITY: This product can only be used as directed, and the product supplier has indicated it will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from a failure to strictly follow the directions for use.
Storage & Disposal
Store in a cool well-ventilated area in the original container. Don’t keep it in direct sunlight for extended periods.
Triple rinse or alternatively pressure rinse containers before they are discarded. It’s a good idea to add the rinsings to the spray tank. Do not dispose of undiluted chemicals on site. If you want to recycle the container, replace the cap, clean as outlined above, and take the clean container to a recycler or designated collection point. If discarding, crush, break or puncture and bury the empty container in a local authority land fill. If it cannot be sent to an appropriate land fill site, bury the containers below 500mm in a disposal pit specially marked and set up for this purpose, away from waterways, desirable vegetation and tree roots. Do not burn empty containers.