Gardening tasks by month
Growing a nice lawn or turf area is not extremely difficult, but requires an understanding that the health of your lawn depends on the soil quality. Without a healthy soil you will get disappointing results, therefore it is important to repair your soil and keep it healthy. In order to grow a healthy lawn you need to understand what your soil needs. Check your soil pH levels and soil compaction readings, as these two have a big impact over the lawn or turf grass health. Organic matter in the soil is another essential factor… continue reading
Having large animals on the pasture has a big impact on its grass growth and soil condition. Compacted pasture is not able to put its roots down, therefore they grow sideways on top of this compacted soil. Since there is very little moisture available, the grass burns off quickly in the hot summer. Soil microbes live in the pore spaces between soil particles. They are the ones that open up the soil profile to allow air and water to enter deeper into the soil. Soil microbes eliminate soil compaction, whilst breaking down organic matter into humus and moving this organic matter deeper into the soil profile. Using Ecoworm Humate you not only bring your turf grass back to life in a natural and sustainable way, but also improve the animal health and soil nutrient content. By increasing nutrient content of your pasture, you improve your animals who are grazing the pasture vitality and well-being… continue reading
To grow a nice, thick, and healthy turf grass on a sporting field you need to go back a little further and fix the cause of the problem, instead of treating the visual symptoms. Repairing the soil structure and health, you will be able to grow far better turf grass, leading to a better playing surface that will require less maintenance.
When using chemicals fertilisers on your sport fields, you cause soil compaction, turf stress, pH level problems, excess thatch.. Big problems that can be eliminated by a more organic approach. Chemical fertilisers prevent you from keeping the soil profile healthy with irrigation and heavy rain leaching the chemicals out of the root zone into the ground water. This leads to pollution of our natural water supplies causing damages to our ecosystem… continue reading
Soil compaction is one of the main problems in high wear areas, such as golf courses. Using Ecoworm Humate, you allow the turf stay healthy and stress free, preventing bare patches to develop from soil compaction. When the soil is compacted, turf grass is not able to put its roots down into the soil. Meaning that you will never be able to grow turf grass in bare compacted areas until they are de-compacted.
Soil microbes live in the pore space between soil particles and coat each soil particle with a mucus layer that holds moisture. Therefore, by increasing the number of microbes in the soil and removing negative detrimental influences to microbe survival you can maintain open soil profile. However, if you kill the microbes with chemical abuse, you will have issues with soil compaction… continue reading
Companion planting is a great way to maximise the efficiency of your garden. For almost every vegetable you grow, there is likely to be a beneficial companion plant that will help increase soil nutrients, chase away pests, and help you get the most out of your garden. This guide lists vegetable crops with their companion plants and antagonistic plants… continue reading