LATE WINTER GARDEN COMPOSTING
Have you noticed? The sun is up a little earlier, the temperatures are slowly rising and the rains have started on the KZN North Coast. Spring is practically upon us and germination is in the air, which means it is the ideal time to spring-feed your gardens to watch them blossom to life over the next few months.
Healthy gardens start from the ground up which means you need to nurture the soil with regular and ongoing feeding for a healthy landscape. One of the best ways to do this is to use compost in your garden.
Compost is a garden feeding solution composed of mineral solids, organic matter, water and air which provides soil anchoring and supports plants. It is also alive with bacteria, fungi and nematodes which help support the environment.
This very important garden practice has the following incredible benefits:
· Improves your soil structure
· Increases nutrient content in the soil
· Increases water retention of the soil
· Makes plants hardier, reducing pests and disease
· Ensures lush and green lawn and plants, with no yellowing
· Helps garden mature in a shorter time due to more rapid growth
· Flowering plants flower more prolifically when fed
· Plants multiply more rapidly when fed, ensuring quicker coverage
We should also respect what we use to feed our gardens. Eco Balance chooses to feed and enrich our gardens organically and we trust that the compost our suppliers provide is us truly organic, as ordered, although this cannot always be guaranteed. By using organic products, we are gentle on our environment, ensuring the products we use do not burn or destroy the micro-organisms which are the building blocks of healthy soils.
Organic fertilisers and composts are products that have been produced from biological materials, avoiding synthetic substances. This product maintains soil fertility and ecological balance thereby minimising pollution and wastage. Using organic fertilisers and compost promotes fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.
Organic compost can also be made at home using fallen leaves and other garden and household waste. According to SA Garden & Home magazine, the average household produces 60kg of wet waste per month, which is made up of cuttings, leaves, veggie and food scraps. This is the ideal material for starting your own garden composting heap, and best of all it costs you nothing and is incredibly eco-friendly, reducing the amount waste going into rubbish dumps.
Click here to find out how to springfeed your garden in 3 easy steps, or give us a call to book a garden visit for an obligation free quote.