From Long Way Homestead comes a solution to local wool waste at the benefit of your garden! A natural soil supplement that acts as a fertilizer and pesticide, these wool pellets will enrich your soil and garden.
Materials: 100% Sheep Wool
Wool pellets can hold up to 20 times their weight in water. Wool holds onto atmospheric moisture and releases it when conditions turn dry again. This can reduce the amount of watering, but also protects plant roots from over watering.
Wool pellets will expand in water and will add aeration to your soils. They will increase the oxygen levels in your soil.
Wool pellets slowly break down in your garden and soil, and release their nutrients back to the soil. Wool is very high in nitrogen and carbon and will also add calcium, magnesium, iron, sulphur and other nutrients to the soil.
Slug & Pest Repellent
Wool is a natural repellent to slugs, some pests and weeds. When used around the base of your plants it can keep them protected and safe.
Recycling Nutrients & Reducing Waste
Our wool pellets are diverting wool waste from landfills and returning these nutrients back to the soil.
We work with Canadian Sheep farmers to add value to their wool, and pay them a higher rate for their wool.
Wool Pellets can be used in potted plants or your garden.
To amend your soil - use 1/2 cup of pellets for 4 Litres of soil and add to your garden. Or use pellets as a weed/mulch barrier by applying directly to the base of your plants.
1kg of pellets can be applied to approximately 20 square feet of garden.
N-K-P is approximately 9-0-2
How do I use wool pellets in my garden?
You can directly apply wool when planting seeds - space your seeds out in your row and then sprinkle the wool pellets alongside your seeds. Cover up seeds and wool with soil. 1kg of pellets can be applied to approximately 20-25 square feet of garden.
Pre mix for pots – mix 1/2 cup pellets with 4 litres of soil and add to your pots.
Plants that are already potted - sprinkle the wool pellets on the top of the plants and push them down. Or leave them on top for pest repellent (they will not break down as quickly on top of the soil).
How much garden will one bag of wool pellets cover?
1kg of pellets can be applied to approximately 20-25 square feet of garden.
How long will wool pellets last in my garden?
When pellets are mixed with the soil they will start breaking down within 3 months. When used as a mulch it will take closer to 12 months to start breaking down. The nutrients in the pellets will release gradually and can last up to a year.
Will there be any transfer of weed seeds from the sheep fleece?
Definitely NOT. The heat used during the process of pelleting will destroy any seeds in the wool.