Organic Landscaping Supply Products

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Quality Control for Earthborn Products – The Earthborn Stamp of Approval

Earthborn stamp of approvalWhen buying any Earthborn Australia product; soils, compost, potting mixes, mulch and barks, you can be assured that it has been subjected to an extensive research and development process before being released. Once a product has met our highly regulated internal criteria, it is awarded our Earthborn Australia ‘Stamp of Approval’

All mixes within our specialty and standard ranges are tested to relevant industry and Australian standards.
 

What is Compost

Compost is a result of the activity, or ‘life cycle’, of naturally occurring micro-organisms that dwell in any type of organic matter. They live, eat, excrete and duplicate in this organic matter on a microscopic level, slowly breaking it down. There are millions of different species of these micro-organisms, each producing a different chemical result within their byproduct, which is called Humus. With the right science, knowledge and equipment, this process can be managed on a large scale, it is referred to as controlled aerobic decomposition or composting. The end product, Compost, has many uses, including soil conditioning and direct fertilisation

A Good Compost Should Contain:

  • Organic matter and humus (humus contains nitrogen and oxygen in abundance, along with various amounts of potassium, magnesium and other minerals, which is just like a vitamin pill for plants).

  • Beneficial species of micro-organisms or ‘biota’ (biota is basically plant and animal life of a particular region).

  • Organic carbon providing cation exchange (a particular group of nutrients), which improves soil structure.

The Benefits of Earthborn Compost:

  • Improvement of soil structure, depth and tilth

  • Greatly improve the health of the soil

  • Improve fertility

  • Improve the nutrient holding capacity of soils

  • Improve the moisture holding capacity

  • Regulation of soil temperature

  • Beneficial bacteria, fungi and other biota activity

  • The slow release of nutrients for plants

  • A greatly promoted ‘cycling’ of nutrients by soil micro-organisms to build and maintain a stock of plant available nutrients

  • Reduction in the need for the use of fertilisers and pesticide

  • Improved root and plant growth, which allows organics to build soil carbon.

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