If you’ve taken up gardening on a more serious level due to the lockdowns from the pandemic, you’ve probably been encouraged to use organic compost with your ornamental or vegetable garden. Organic compost is used as a fertiliser and mixed into the soil so the plants can absorb the natural nutrients. Organic compost can be made up of plant or animal waste. There are advantages in using organic compost, though with a few disadvantages as well. However, the disadvantages can be overcome with a few compromises.(more…)
We all love our four-legged canine or feline family members. However, the by-product of these dogs and cats is the unwanted “poop.” In Australia alone, a large percentage of the population owns either a cat or dog, or both. This roughly amounts to more than 10 million cats and dogs. An average pooch or feline can approximately produce about 180 kilograms of animal waste in a year. So, all this waste can pile up even when it ends up in a landfill. Rather than throwing it away, you can use animal waste as a sustainable source of organic compost.(more…)
Creating your own organic compost from your dog’s poop is a way to start creating a healthy vegetable bed in your yard. Since dogs are 40% commonly found in the household, you can gather plenty for your next composting project. So how do you turn your dog’s, or perhaps your neighbour’s dog’s poop, into an amazing compost? Here’s how you get it done.
Mark the area where you will be composting
If you have a large yard, you can build a compost bin out of old wooden pallets that you can get for free. Make sure that your compost bin is not near your house and not in easy access to children.(more…)
Organic composts are considered as soil’s greatest friend. Organic compost can keep your soil healthy, and plants grow if they are added to your garden patch. It is a perfect fertiliser for your flower beds, a garden patch, house plants, other planting areas and trees that surround your property. For crops and produce, it could increase the quality of your yield, too. Now, isn’t that a wonder?
While the whole organic compost is truly a wonder of its own, it is best that we also have to take notice of the fundamentals of great organic compost.
Doing landscape is not a walk in the park. Aside from assessing the overall look of your property, there are plenty of technicalities to consider. You have to know the plant that fits your property, the soil, will you be using organic compost or another type of mulch, etc. With so many to think of, we often forget the most crucial part of the landscaping journey – the battle of compost vs. topsoil.
If you’re looking for a healthy and low maintenance landscape in the future, starting with soil is the best investment to go. The right soil is the crucial ingredient that will affect the performance of your plants. So where do we begin?
One of the most common myths in gardening is that organic compost is confused with fertiliser. Meanwhile, this misconception contradicts a lot of articles about gardening. In this article, we will determine some factors of what makes these two different from each other.
It is common knowledge that fertilisers and composts are essential for gardening since they make plants healthy. But what makes these two different from one another? Familiarise yourself with their definitions:
Whether you are an expert horticulturist or a beginner in gardening, the knowledge about the relevance of fertilisers to botany is common. Some of us may get compost supply through garden shops to start or replace the old batch of garden soil while others make their own. Making our own fertilisers can be liberating and can save us from extra expenses. However, creating the ideal compost is not as easy as collecting them. Before we start making compost piles, we should know the proper ways to identify the essential qualities of fertilisers to help improve our garden life. Let us at Labrador Landscape help you with gardening. We are a company dedicated to giving you quality organic compost and horticulture essentials supply. (more…)
The best kind of harvests is natural goods. Native plants grow in an unrefined process, which means that in some cases, it may depend only on organic compost, a clean environment, and tender loving care. When selecting for foods in the grocery shops, most of the consumers opt to buy non-GMO, gluten-free, and chemical-safe products to avoid dealing with the nonorganic products’ harmful effects on our health.
Although there is no clear evidence, there are claims that the chemicals used in rearing these plants have adverse effects. It is reported that these chemicals can cause allergic reactions even on short-term exposure. Some are also reported to have been genetically enhancing plants to produce sizable crops to meet the harvest standards. Regardless of how vigilant we can be, we won’t be able to determine if the products are safe, unless they go through chemical inspections.
The perks of having a yard let one have the opportunity to beautify and personalise an area. Landscaping the yard can have multiple benefits. Aside from adding aesthetics to the property, vegetation can help balance the temperature of the location. It creates biodiversity and promotes an eco-friendly environment.
Organic compost materials are left to decay inside holes or trenches on the ground. The process is called composting. Here’s how to make one for your yard. Once the organic materials are buried, it takes about 6 to 12 months for the compost to decompose fully.
A proper gardening setting must consist of the necessary elements to support plant growth. For plants to have a healthy life, appropriate amounts of the needed components are enough—sunlight, air, water, ground, and attention, because too much of everything could risk the life of your plants.
Sunlight and Air
When we were young, we learned the importance of sunlight exposure in all living creatures. In the case of plants and vegetation, the sunlight is a part of its food process. Photosynthesis, as it called, is a method of processing the energy absorbed from the sun to produce a sugary chemical called glucose, with the use help of carbon dioxide and water. The glucose formed in plants will serve as a source of nutrient (food).