Manures & CompostOrganic growers know the secret of healthy gardens: "Feed your soil"
Feeding your soil ensures a healthy biodiversity of microorganisms and worms can do their job - making sure your soil is alive.
A healthy soil means stronger growth, greater pest and disease resistance, and ensures vital nutrients are present in any fruit or vegetables you are going to consume.
There are a number of ways for Perth gardeners to improve our poor, impoverished soils.
COMPOST (the upside of having a breakdown!)
However, for those that don't have the time or patience to do it themselves, quality, Certified Organic compost can be purchased all year round - ready when you need it.
The benefits of using compost include:
It is best to add compost to the soil and mix it through. If it is allowed to dry out, you will lose some of the benefits and it may simply blow away!
Green Life Soil Company offers home delivery to the Perth Metro Area and surrounding suburbs from the Northern and Western suburbs to as far South as Mandurah. Call us for a quote on any of our garden products.
Our Compost products include:
MANURE (or why sometimes it's good to be in the poo!)
Preferably, manures should be well aged before using directly on garden beds. Fresh manures can be added to a compost pile, or left (covered to keep out flies) for a month or two until relatively odourless and ready to use. Fresh manures can contain excessive nitrates which can 'burn' some sensitive plants.
Animal manures are a great way of adding nitrogen to soil, and organic matter, and help stimulate microbial activity.
Which manure is best?
In contrast, horse and cow manure is lower in nutrients, but is much higher in organic material - which is really useful to improve soil.
Some gardeners may swear by sheep poo for this and cow poo for that - and never the twain shall mix! In our experience, variety is the spice of life and - like us - your soil benefits from a varied diet.
Manure can be used distributed on top of garden beds or dug through the soil. It is also great to add to compost heaps or worm farms.
Our Manure Products include:
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