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Biochar for trees and woodlands

Biochar for trees and woodlands

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Following increased enquiries from trees specialists (arboriculturists) and woodland managers regarding biochar for trees, we thought it time to update our blog/article on the subject! Main areas of interest Adding biochar to the root zone of older specimen trees to revitalise growth by red...
How to Activate and Inoculate Biochar

How to Activate and Inoculate Biochar

How and why do we need to activate and inoculate biochar? Why does biochar need activating? Think of biochar as a dry 'sponge' - all it wants to do is fill up (absorb) water and plant nutrients. If you put raw biochar in your soil, it will take up water and nutrients until it is f...

What Makes Super Compost "Super"

We talk a lot about Super Compost, SF60. What really makes it "Super" compared to everyday compost? It all about what's in the compost and the impact each part of the mix has on soil microbes, roots and soil fertility. We talk about each component and what it does in our earlier blog. Tod...
How does your garden grow?

How does your garden grow?

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SoilFixer sunflowers shine a light on the best soil additives mixes. We planted our sunflowers (Russian Giant) into the test beds very late this year, in early August, after the Charlotte potatoes came out. The thinking was simple; sunflowers need lots of water and nutrients and they will really ...
Spring Lawn Care

Spring Lawn Care

You may have already made the first lawn cut of the year, if you haven't, start with a high blade and gradually reduce over the weeks to your preferred height. If your lawn is prone to moss and weeds, here we will explain how our biochar granules and SF60 super compost can help. Ta...
Biochar – sustainable soil for 2020

Biochar – sustainable soil for 2020

It is clearer than ever the effect our actions have on the environment, from plastic use to car emissions and everything in between. As gardeners there are many ways we can reduce our carbon footprint and there is also a simple way that it can be offset.   Adding biochar to garden soil wi...
Carbon capturing biochar

Carbon capturing biochar

Did you know 1Kg of biochar offsets 3.6 Kg CO2. Every gardener and farmer can help offset climate change by adding biochar to their soil Read on! It is clearer than ever the effect our actions have on the environment, from plastic use to car emissions and everything in between.  As ind...
Biochar for spring/summer planting

Biochar for spring/summer planting

From bulbs bursting with colour to tasty fruits and beautiful lawns, October can be a very productive month in the garden if use effectively.   Dramatic lilies, big bold alliums, striking red tulips, delicate fragranced hyacinths and more can be planted in containers or directly into ...
Increasing Soil Water Retention

Increasing Soil Water Retention

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Improving soil water retention - what to add and why Gardeners have traditionally relied on peat to improve water retention in soils. Peat is extracted from peat bogs, which take thousands of years to regenerate. Once extracted the peat decomposes quickly releasing the harmful CO2 that was t...

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