Here is Dave, our SoiLife founder with Forest Mulch that is being tested for temperature for ongoing composting of materials. Mulching is important in preserving soil moisture, control erosion, improve soil nutrients and can suppress weeds.
For as long as humans have been growing their own food, they have looked to the phases of the moon to guide their gardening practices. Although the origin of moon gardening was planted in traditional wisdom passed on through generations, the practice has recently attracted biological and horticultural research.
While edible plants offer delicious, nutritious food to sustain our bodies, ornamental plants appeal to our mindfulness and mental health (not to mention our desired aesthetics). They’re grown for decorative reasons, which makes them an attractive option for people looking to redesign their home or improve the look of their garden. But aside from the aesthetic charm, ornamental gardening offers many other perks. IF you’ve been tempted to pick up a shovel and get planting, let us draw up the list of pros to get you over the line (spoiler alert: we see no cons!)
We know that plants offer a bountiful array of benefits for our planet and its people. Throughout history, plants have been used as valuable resources for materials and clothing, for nutritional sustenance, as medical breakthroughs, an income for our communities whilst all along, helping us to breathe by producing oxygen and assisting in the preservation of the ozone layer. So the benefits of plants have been well-documented, right? But did you know the act of planting, and maintaining a garden can be deeply beneficial for you too?
Getting out into the sunshine to cultivate your own home garden can be an incredibly enjoyable and rewarding experience. Whether you are nurturing endless rows of flourishing flowers or growing your own deliciously fresh veggie garden, gardening offers a feeling of accomplishment along with an abundance of major health benefits.
As we dive into the month of love and anticipate the return of the little guy with a heart-shaped arrow, it is only natural that a lot of us will be reaching for the roses. And while of course, gifting your partner a bunch of roses or a bouquet of fresh flowers is a beautiful gesture and one we’re sure will be received excitedly, there’s an even better gesture of love to consider – Gifting A Garden.
Over the past few years, the ’grow-your-own’ movement has surged in popularity, particularly in major cities and urban areas. We’re seeing more and more Australian’s take to their balconies or yards to nurture their personal supply of fruits and vegetables. So why the growing enthusiasm and uptake in home-grown produce? Well, it’s in part due to growing awareness of the abundance of major health benefits it offers.