Soil fertility is the most crucial factor, which determines the outcome of a garden. Good soil will results in healthy plants bearing lots of flowers or fruits whereas the wrong kind of soil will result in droopy plants with sparse leaves and having little or no flowers.
Garden soils are of several types; sandy, loamy and clayey. While every type of soil has its pros and cons, not all of them support the growth of a lush and thick lawn. In order to grow the perfect lawn, your soil should hold enough water to provide adequate irrigation to the grass. At the same time, it should be loose enough so that the roots can reach down and go deep into the ground to draw the necessary nutrition.
Coco peat is a plant growing medium and organic soil fertilizer used worldwide for nurturing plant growth. The coco peat or coir pith is obtained from the husks of coconuts. The husks contain a granular substance, which is extracted, cleaned and then dried before being graded and packed for use.
Coco peat is also used in hydroponic gardens as growing medium for seed germination. When used to improve soil quality, it is either mixed with soil in a 1:2 ratio or spread over the soil as a covering.
The agricultural industry uses several organic products for various purposes. One of the most widely used products in the agricultural industry is coconut fibre. Coconut fibre, or more accurately coco peat, is derived from coconut husks. It is cleaned, dried and compressed into several forms to be used in agriculture, horticulture, home gardens and many other industries.
If you want to make your own potting mix using soil and soil conditioner, there are plenty of choices available to you. These choices can be very confusing at first but avid gardeners know that the choice of soil conditioner comes down to coco coir and peat moss. Coco coir or BioActive Cocopeat is a by-product of coconut husk that is fibrous and is preferred for its water retention and aeration qualities. Peat moss, also known as sphagnum, is obtained from peat bogs. Once it has been harvested from the bogs, it is decomposed and compressed into brick like form and sold.
Composting is the basic groundwork for any organic garden. Organic compost can be made easily at home using kitchen waste. Adding natural compost to your garden soil not only improves the soil structure but also adds many essential plant nutrients to the soil. Compost is a nutrient storehouse having micro and macro nutrients necessary for good plant growth.
When composting, it is always a good idea to add BioActive Cocopeat to organic compost in order to improve its quality. Adding coco peat provides many benefits to the compost.