The Green Life Soil Co acknowledges the Nyoongar Whadjuk people - traditional custodians of this land. We wish to acknowledge the strength of their continuing culture and offer our respects to Elders past and present.
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Sulfur/sulphur occurs in craters of extinct volcanoes, and is produced in association with hot springs (that rotten egg gas smell!). It is used in many products from match heads to rubber, and is useful in horticulture as a fungicide, insecticide and soil remedial agent. Sulfur is used to raise the acidity (lower pH) of a soil.
In extremely alkaline soils, it is more economical to use sulfur in addition to naturally acidic mulch such as pine needles or cedar shavings. Adding organic matter will naturally help to lower pH but quite gradually.
To lower the pH of the top 100mm of sandy soil use sulfur at a rate of 30gms/m2. Note that it will take some weeks to take effect. For a quicker result, use Chelated Iron which is mixed with water and applied with a watering can.
Because it is a natural fungicide, sulphur can have a detrimental effect on beneficial soil fungi. We recommend using a product like fish hydrolysate in conjunction with sulphur to restore the fungi.