LIME is made from Ocean Shell, (Bluff
Oyster Shell / Kina Shell). Trace
elements and micro minerals such as Potassium
Oxide, Colbalt, Zinc Oxide are all vital, but most important is having the correct soil pH.
is soil pH?
Soil pH is the measure of soil acidity or alkaline,
measured from 0.0 - 14.0. The reading of 0.0 is the most acidic (sour),
14.0 is the most alkaline (sweet). The value, 7.0 is neutral, neither
acid or alkaline.
Why is pH important?
It is important the soil pH is correct as it effects
several factors of plant growth : nutrient availability and leaching,
soil bacteria and structure, toxic elements.
Bacterial activity that releases nitrogen from organic matter and various
fertilizers is particularly affected by soil pH, as bacteria performs
best in the pH range of 5.5 - 7.0. Plant nutrients leach from soils
with a pH below 5.0 considerably more rapidly than from soils with values
between 5.0 - 7.5. Plant nutrients are generally most available to plants
in the pH range 5.5 to 6.5.
Aluminum may become toxic to plant growth in certain soils with a pH
below 5.0. The structure of soil especially clay is affected by the
pH. In the optimum pH range (5.5 - 7.0) clay soils are granular and
are easily worked, if the soil pH has a high acidic or alkaline count,
clay tends to become sticky and hard to cultivate.
Applying BOS LIME
Use up to 1 ton per acre, every one to two years as required.
We offer top dressing and soil testing as a service for life style
For more details please contact Graham m 027 221 9215
For optimum results map out your garden into various patches based
on plant pH requirements, please refer to the chart as a guide.
How much to use comes down to your soil condition and what you plant, location, climate and time of year must all be considered.
A good investment is a pH soil tester, these are inexpensive, available at garden centres, else look on line.
Lime is best applied in late Autumn but can be applied any time of the year to gardens or lawns, remember lime can take two to three months to become effective. Try to apply prior to planting and do not apply lime and fertilize at the same time, as it can release nitrogen from the soil. If adding lime to cultivated soil as in gardens, dust or sprinkle BOS LIME over the surface then work into the soil.
Amount to use in the garden / lawn
The amount commonly recommended : 2.5 kilos per 9 square meters (3 x 3 meter area).
Depending on the condition of your
soil pH, allow 2 weeks and up to 6 months, then plant. Top up as required,
use the old rule "a little often" and monitor with your pH soil tester. Do not use too much, it is better to build up your soil and test regularly.
When applying lime to lawns, apply to the surface and water in thoroughly. If the soil is extremely acidic, apply several times over a period of time, using no more than 2.5 kilos per 9 square meters. In winter for healthy greener lawns apply an amount of BOS LIME equal to the total amount of lawn food applied during the year.
Results of using BOS Lime
Garden lime corrects acid soils, especially in high rainfall areas. Lime contains magnesium and calcium which assists in plant growth, assures strong growth and good fruit and leaf quality. Garden lime helps nutrients become more accessible to the plants and helps aerate heavy soil. It can be added to composting piles to help break down organic matter.
Lime deficiency produces yellowing on edges and between veins of older leaves as well as curled leaves on plants.
BOS LIME Trace elements and minerals
Trace Elements and Micro Minerals
Phosphate & Sulphur : Good levels
90 - 95% Calcium Carbonate : Excellent Calcium levels
Magnesium : Comparably higher levels than other Lime products.
Analysed by Southern Chemicals Consultants Ltd.
BOS Fish Guts Fertilizer
How is Fish Guts made
When composed the micro bacteria in Fish Guts help release trace
elements locked up in the soil. BOS Fish Guts organic fertiliser
is produced by composting down over a twelve month period with
untreated sawdust, resulting in a concentrated solid base
bio mass high nutrient fish fertilizer.
BOS fish guts is a solid fertiliser, it is not liquid.
Supply subject to seasonal availability.
What are the advantages of Fish Fertilizer?
Several advantages fish guts fertilizer has over chemical fertilizers. BOS Fish Guts is totally organic, contains trace nutrients not typically found in chemical formulas. Organic fertilizers carry the benefits of improved soil structure and increase microbial life that contribute to healthier plants. These types of fertilizers don't burn plants as readily, they are slow release, and do not leech from the soil quickly, the advantage being you don't apply as much or as often.
BOS Fish Guts elements and minerals
Fish Guts Trace Elements and Micro Minerals
Based on the report of analysis for the compost sample, the following nutrient values are contained in 1 ton of fresh material (column 3)
|Fresh weight Resultsl
|| kg Nutrient per Ton Fresh weight
|Total Nitrogen % w/w
|Total Carbon % w/w
|Phosphorus % w/w
|Potassium % w/w
|Sulphur % w/w
|Calcium % w/w
|Magnesium % w/w
|Sodium % w/w
Analysed by Peter Lorentz
ARL - Technical Director/ Ravensdown / m +64 21 900 354 / p +64 6 835 9224 / f +64 6 835 9223 / Peter.Lorentz@arllab.co.nz / www.ravensdown.co.nz
Suppliers of BOS LIME
Ph (03) 216 8265
849 North Rd Invercargill
628 Tweed St
Ph (03) 212 7209
174 Gore St Bluff
on Line (internet)
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
M 0273 159 696
After hours Ph (03) 212 7704
Bos Lime / Fish Guts , Sold
as : 10Kg - 25Kg bags or Commercially by the ton
For all commercial orders please call office 0273 159 696