Natural Gardening 101
Natural gardening methods are very popular with home gardeners who want to decrease their dependence on chemicals in the garden, however there can be a perception that natural products simply don’t work as well as synthetic ones in terms of getting the results you want.
This is not the case with the new range of Scotts Performance Naturals products, which have been specially formulated with a natural source of nutrients researched and developed by our horticulturalists to give you the results you expect with the ingredients you want to use in your natural garden. Scotts Performance Naturals also contain organic material like Seaweed and Sheep Manure to improve the soil and encourage microbial and earthworm activity.
If you are looking to start gardening naturally, here are a few tips on how to maximise the natural goodness in your garden.
Healthy soil = healthy plants
Growing an abundance of delicious fruit and vegetables at home starts from the ground up.
By ensuring you are planting your seeds or seedlings in the best possible soil you can rest assured that they will be able to maximise their nutrient uptake to grow healthy and strong. Because plants take their nutrition from the soil, to keep them actively growing and healthy, these nutrients must be replenished regularly.
A good way to do this is by adding organic matter like sheep pellets and Scotts Performance Naturals Compost to your existing soil before you plant, these additions to your soil provide basic slow-release feeding, increase water holding capacity and improve soil porosity (openness) which improves oxygen availability to the roots and drainage. If you are starting with new garden beds or planting into pots and containers, Scotts Performance Naturals Vegetable & Herb Mix or Premium Potting Mix are ready to use straight from the bag and you can rest assured that your plants will have all the nutrients they need to get growing naturally!
Ongoing feeding of your plants after they have been planted will help to replenish the nutrients as they grow.
There are several natural fertiliser options for feeding your plants. The Scotts Performance Naturals Fertiliser range offers liquid concentrates and pelletised options specially designed for what you want to feed– fruit, citrus, tomatoes, vegetables, and herbs there is a product to suit your needs.
Feed with Scotts Performance Naturals and grow healthier, happier plants, naturally!