Aerification Treatment® (PAT®)

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The Performance Aerification Treatment® (PAT®)

Fortifies the root zone with enriched permanent and semi-permanent Eco-stationsTM and soil amendments.  Performance® Eco-stationsTM release organic nitrogen and organic extracts that unlock P and K in the soil and make micronutrients more bio-available for turf uptake. Performance® Eco-stationsTM also absorb plant nutrients, micronutrients and organic compounds whenever soil applications are made; re-charging and releasing beneficial compounds all season long.


  • Improves Nutrient-Use Efficiency by supplementing or replacing up to 50% of soil-applied NPKs.
  • Improves Water-Use Efficiency by increasing the water-holding capacity of the soil, keeping moisture in the root zone longer.
  • Improves soil structure to help water movement and facilitates gas exchange within the root zone.
  • Adds organic matter where it is needed to supply carbon to living organisms.
  • Increases root mass for enhanced nutrient uptake.

Performance Aerification Treatment™ Product Options

Ormanica Plant Compost– For improved C.E.C., soil structure and water holding capacity.

Organic amendment (alternative to peat) for sand based root zone mixes: To meet USGA guidelines, blend Ormanica with sand at a 95:5 to 90:10 ratio of Ormanica : sand for the desired root zone mix.

Green and Tee Renovation and Construction: Add 5% Ormanica by volume to topdressing sand or broadcast after aerification at the topdressing rate.

NutriSmart®-B – For the replacement of 25 – 50% of nitrogen applications and the addition of humic substances.

For use as an aerification amendment: Broadcast 4.5 – 8.0 lb. per 1,000 ft2 (200 – 350 lb. per acre) and drag into holes. Top-dress as normal and irrigate.

For use with conventional and organic fertilizers: Replace 20 – 50% of soil applied granular NPK with an equal amount by weight of NutriSmart®-B.

Z.One® VitaSmart (SGN 150) – For all the benefits of Z.One® T&O 250 and NutriSmart®-B in one easy to apply product.

New Construction Recommendation: Incorporate 100-200 lb. per ton of root zone mix.

Aerification Application Recommendation: Broadcast 5-10 lb. per 1,000 ft2 (218 – 435 lb. per acre) and drag into holes. Top-dress as normal and irrigate.

Fairways, Sports turf, etc.: Broadcast 10 – 20 lb. per 1,000 ft2 (435 – 870 lb. per acre) 1 to 2 times per year. Irrigate thoroughly after application.

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