Whenever Colin visits a beautiful garden, he can feel the genuine love and nurturing from the garden owners that goes into creating such an idyllic piece of paradise with gorgeous flowers, climbers, shrubs, trees and lawn all around him. Although there are often lots of planting, pruning, weeding, fertilising and watering tasks to be done to keep the garden in top condition and growing well. But all that effort is definitely worth the rewards.
The benefits of gardening are proven to help reduce stress, decrease the risk of dementia, and to improve overall fitness, mental health and general wellbeing. So there is no excuse, being in a delightful garden is guaranteed to make you feel good.
So what is the secret that makes great gardens look so good? Is it just the hard work of the owner or are there other elements at work? Well the secret is below the ground in the soil, where beneficial microorganisms and bacteria capture nutrients and make them available to the plant’s roots. These help to make the plants more resistant to pests and diseases by supporting a stronger and healthier root system.
These important microbes aren’t present in all soils but there is an easy way to get them into your garden soil with Richgro Rock Mineral Fertiliser and Soil Improver. Just spread 2 to 3 handfuls per square metre around the base or drip line of your plants and trees every two to three months, and then lightly mix it into the soil. The microbes have been combined and boosted with Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium inside natural rock mineral granulated pellets, so that they are simple to use and apply in the garden.
This natural slow release and non-leaching formulation from Richgro provides all the essential elements to produce stronger plants with healthy green foliage, more flowers and tastier fruit. The rock minerals are a natural mineral fertiliser made from fertile volcanic base and sedimentary rock that contains trace elements and minerals vital for both plants and our own health including Boron, Manganese, Copper, Zinc, Cobalt and Molybdenum.
Richgro Rock Mineral Fertiliser and Soil Improver helps to improve the structure, fertility and health of your soil through the interaction of the plant roots, clay, humus and microbes. Plus it can be safely used on all the plants in your garden including natives. Remember to always water them in thoroughly after application to activate and ‘kick start’ the microbes into action. That way they begin to seek out the minerals and nutrients in the soil so that the soil bacteria can break them down into a form that is readily available to feed your plants.
Remember for a great garden it is what is below the ground that you can’t see that can make all the difference. So give your plants and soil life a boost with Richgro Rock Minerals every three months. You can find Richgro Rock Mineral Fertiliser and Soil Improver at Bunnings hardware stores and if you want find out more go to richgro.com.au.