Benefits of Leca Balls in Gardening

Improved Drainage: Leca balls, made from expanded clay, promote better drainage in potted plants and containers, preventing waterlogged soil and root rot.

Lightweight and Reusable: Leca balls are lightweight and reusable, making them a convenient and cost-effective option for improving soil quality and plant health in gardening.

 Aeration of Soil: When mixed into soil or used as a top layer, leca balls create air pockets, enhancing soil aeration and promoting healthier root growth.

Prevention of Soil Compaction: By adding leca balls to soil mixes, gardeners can prevent soil compaction, ensuring that roots have room to grow and access nutrients.

Moisture Retention: Despite their porous nature, leca balls can retain moisture and release it gradually to plant roots, helping to maintain optimal soil moisture levels.

Reduced Risk of Overwatering: Leca balls act as a buffer against overwatering by allowing excess water to drain freely, reducing the risk of drowning roots and fungal diseases.

Increased Nutrient Absorption: The porous structure of leca balls allows them to absorb and retain nutrients, gradually releasing them to plant roots over time, promoting healthier growth.