Brains Trust

Questions answered by Brent Whiter, gardening expert, nursery owner and ABC South East NSW radio talkback presenter, FIRE-AFFECTED GARDENS How do I repair burnt soil? After fire, there remains copious amounts of ash on the ground and this contains potassium carbonates and elements such as phosphorus and magnesium. This is beneficial to all gardens at the rate of one shovelful per square metre. Dig in with an eco-hydrating soil-wetter to overcome hydrophobicity. How do I make the right decisions about caring for fruit trees after damage from radiant heat and fire? Don’t cut back the burnt trees immediately after…

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