Improve your soilTo increase the water holding capacity.
Getting your soil right is the key to healthy plant growth and the basis of a water-wise garden.You can improve your soil by adding organic matter from compost and manures and by added soil amendments such as zeolite and bentonite. Baileys Soil Improver Plus is a mature organic compost that will improve structure, water retention and nutrient efficiency. Improve soil when preparing garden beds, lawns and when planting into established beds. Simply follow the instructions on the bag.
keep the moisture in with mulchTo protect the fragile topsoil.
Exposing top soil to the sun causes significant moisture loss through evaporation. This crucial thin layer of soil must be protected, maintained and nourished. A water-wise layer of organic mulch achieves this and helps to regulate soil temperature. Baileys Moisture Mulch will assist your garden through stressful summer months, reduce weeds and evaporation and also looks great.
use a quality wetting agentTo quickly combat water repellent soil.
Hydrophobic soils are a common condition in Australia where water doesn’t penetrate the soil after rainfall or irrigation, causing run-off. Garden beds, pots and hanging baskets are affected. In lawns it is common to notice dry or dead patches particularly in warmer months as a result. Rectify this by using a good quality wetting agent to break through the waxy hydrophobic layer. Baileys Grosorb is designed to assist water penetration, movement through the soil and soil re-wetting.