Students at Cyril Jackson Senior Campus are conducting “turf trials” in a bid to find the perfect soil for growing lawn in our increasingly dry climate.
Endorsed by the Water Corporation, the trial is being run under the guidance of Turf Expert Nick Bell and will see students focus on how to get the best results using minimal water.
Soil has been donated by local company The Green Life Soil Co., which specialises in certified organic soil mixes that are free from contaminants.
Green Life Co-Owner Linda Mitchener said: “These days more and more people are looking for certified organic soil mixes that do not contain contaminants like pesticide residues and heavy metals.
“Depending on the type of plants you want to grow, we can take into account the different nutritional requirements. In this case the soil mix for the turf trial plot is our Lawn Concentrate recipe.
“Nick is highly regarded throughout the industry and we are pleased to be able to donate the soil and work with him and the students.
Students will manage and monitor the turf trial as part of their studies.
“We hope that the trial will be useful not only for the students, but also to Perth homeowners as our drying climate means we need to be innovative in the treatment of our lawns, which are traditionally large consumers of the household water,” she said.
The Green Life Soil Co. won the 2015 Swan Hanson business awards in the best Website and Online Services category.
The Green Life Soil Co.
The Green Life Soil Co. is the only soil supply yard in Perth that specialises in quality soil mixes made on site. Unlike most commercial mixes, they do not 'buy in' mixes, use biowaste or sewage sludge.
The Green Life Soil Co. is the first producer of Certified Organic SOIL mixes in Perth.
Other awards that the business has won include the Action Coaching – Rising Star (Winner - Best New Business) June 2014
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