GHEMS management team attended the 2018 WA Soil Biology Conference hosted by Landsave Organics and the world reknowned scientist Nicole Masters.
Over the past 6 months, GHEMS have noticed a trend towards enquiries into the use of soil medias as well as mycorrhizal and soil biology enhancing products with our hydromulching activities. With our expertise in land management, we understand the starting point for all land management projects is good soil biology and structure.
In all natural areas, the first few inches of topsoil is crucial, this is where the seed bank lies, the good and bad nematodes reside, it is even where the majority of the carbon that dictates the water holding capacity is.
Not only does the soil biology determine the germination of seed, in a complex process, it is the main reason behind all erosion issues encountered. Sure, some will say it is wind, it is water, but why is the soil being moved by those vectors? It is the loose structure, the lack of carbon to hold water and even the lack of plants that should be there in good soil conditions.
With most civil works, where the topsoil is removed or even soil is imported, GHEMS take measures to ensure the soil biology is enhanced to help with the germination of seed where either native, turf/lawn or cover crop is required. To be on the forefront of the industry, GHEMS have been finetuning a microbial soil conditioner which gives our hydroseeding mix the foundations to a healthier and prolific germination and establishment of seed. This microbial soil conditioner is designed to reintroduce the base elements required to achieve the desired results.
For more information please contact our office on 08 9373 7100.