“Soil quality is inextricably linked to everything else we can imagine – to air and water purity, climate change, food production, nutrition, health, and our global imperative to correct the strain we have placed on the environment.”

Earthlife puts nature back in our gardens

          The challenge we all face as gardeners is to try and grow gardens in tired, depleted lifeless soils. It doesn’t matter if it’s sandy, clayey, rocky or silty, if there is no life in the soil then the plants will always be dependent on us to keep them alive and we will always be a slave to our gardens.

          Nature has provided a perfect example of low-maintenance gardening by being able to grow complete forests for thousands of years without having people running around with bags of fertilisers, wetting agents and spray bottles full of chemicals.

          As gardeners we are encouraged to add chemical fertilisers and animal wastes to grow our gardens but nowhere in nature do plants grow naturally on the synthetic water-soluble chemical compounds we commonly label as fertiliser, nor do they grow in concentrated animal waste products.

          The aim then is for gardeners to be able to restore soils, however poor, to their healthy, dynamic natural conditions so our plants can grow as nature intended.

          This can easily be accomplished with the addition of Earthlifes biologically enhanced volcanic-based rock minerals and composted humates which will improve soil structure, drainage, water-holding capacity and in-turn create a pool of nutrients for plants to access what they need, when they need it.

          We can let nature be our gardener, minimising both our time, effort and precious water normally used just to keep our gardens alive.


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