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Using Organic Fertilizer for Soil
For an organic gardener, creating a living soil that is rich in humus and nutrients is key. Unless you’re lucky enough to have the perfect soil, you’re going to have to work to make it ideal for gardening, including giving soil organic fertilizer products. Many organic materials serve as both a fertilizer and soil conditioner, feeding plants and enhancing soils. Soluble chemical fertilizers also contain mineral salts that are absorbed quickly by plant roots. However, they don’t provide a food source for soil microorganisms and even repel earthworms as they acidify the soil. Over time, soils that are treated only with synthetic chemical fertilizer will lose organic matter and the living organisms that help to build quality soil.
Improving Soil with Organic Fertilizer
Most plants around Australia’s southern and eastern coastal regions grow in acid soils. In contrast, a lot of inland areas in Victoria have proven to have soil that is alkaline in nature. As a result, a balance has been sought to replace missing elements needed for better gardens, which have been introduced to old and new suburbs. The availability of Phosphorus and trace elements such as Iron, Manganese, Copper, Zinc and Boron is to be increased, as alkaline soil does not produce these through its natural process. Providing soil with organic fertilizer is often the answer. If you have any queries or need some friendly advice, please feel free to get in touch. Our staff will be more than happy to help you!