There are early signs that Australia is going to experience El Nino conditions this year with a high likelihood of reduced rainfall and warmer temperatures predicted for the Eastern states.
Drying soils can be detrimental to plants. As moisture is reduced there is less water available for plant growth. Soil health deteriorates as the diversity and population of soil microbiology decreases.
So why compost?
Increasing the organic matter of soil in dry times helps retain any available water and reduces runoff from irrigation or rain. In addition to being a sponge, compost supplies the energy that soil microbiology needs to survive and flourish. This in turn improves soil health and increases plants’ resilience to drought and disease.
What to use?
- GO Compost Premium – Finely screened for fast incorporation into soil.
- Gold Blend Organic Soil – Certified to AS4454, Gold Blend is high in organic matter for superior water holding and supply of organic nutrients.
- Organic Top Dress – A balanced blend of GO Compost, sand and soil. Increases organic matter around the root zone and recommended for use on turf.