Did You Know? Water Repellent Soils

Water repellency in soil is caused by organic acids being produced through the decomposition of plant materials.   The organic acids form wax like coatings on soil particles causing repellency. It is thought that sandy soils are more likely to have this condition...

Case Study – Burton Contractors

Burton Contractors is a multi-disciplined Civil Engineering Contractor approaching 200 employees and a fleet of more than 100 pieces of plant.   Winning major projects in roads and government works have made Burtons one of the fastest growing Civil Engineering...

Soilco Mulch

Soilco Wood Chip mulches such as Pine Chip are made from untreated and uncontaminated plant material obtained from operations in sustainable forests. The residuals are a by-product of sawmill operations and do not contain any chemical treatment.   Soilco recycled...

Mulch Matters

Mulching has become a well-established practice for sustainable landscape management. Commonly known benefits of mulching include:   Reduction in surface evaporation rates of up to 50%. Weed suppression, resulting in lower maintenance costs. Visual appeal.  ...

Case Study – Turf Special for Laying Turf

Tereno have recently installed Soilco Turf Special at a site in Kanahooka. Brian from Tereno was particularly impressed with the fine texture and the lighter bulk density gained by the added compost.   The added organics makes the product economical and much...