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Grow a native garden

2 Aug, 2018

I want to grow a native garden

Growing a native garden makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons

Firstly, many people like the look of native plants with their sometimes surprising flowers and the general sense of Australia-ness they give. Nothing like a golden wattle to announce you are a proud South Australian!

Native plants attract a wide variety of birds, reptiles and insects into your garden which adds to the delight of having a garden. They have also evolved to cope with our hot dry summers and our cold wet winters without the demand for fertiliser or particularly fertile soils.

Which brings us to the best choice of soil conditioners and mulch for a native garden

Many native plants have evolved to thrive in the poor soils we have in Australia and as such require very little phosphorus. Therefore you need to take caution when adding organic nutrients to your native plants. We recommend as a best choice using our Special Soil, Organic Compost and Forest Mulch. Other great or good choices are Hydrocell Soil, Veggie & Garden Soil and any of our mulches.


A close look at the nutrition of Jeffries CulChar

A close look at the nutrition of Jeffries CulChar

Jeffries latest innovation, Jeffries CulChar, is a complete, certified organic, slow-release fertiliser, including essential trace elements and minerals. The inclusion of Jeffries BioChar works together with the organic carbon of the included compost as a long-term soil conditioner. Jeffries CulChar is a very complete and cost-effective nutritional offer that is safe to use in direct contact with plants and their root systems.

Let’s take a closer look at how Jeffries CulChar works and compare how it performs next to other organic fertiliser alternatives.

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How compost reduces irrigation requirements and conserves water

How compost reduces irrigation requirements and conserves water

One major advantage of compost is its ability to hold moisture, retain it for longer, increase the amount of water available to plant roots, and minimise the need for irrigation. Ultimately, improving water saving practices and reducing economic overheads for farmers. But how exactly does it do this?

If we dig deeper, we find that compost helps to save on water in a few different ways.

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