We make it ourselves by blending from our secret ingredients so you can be confident you’ll get spectacular growth from your plants and garden.
The soil is the foundation of a healthy and flourishing society. Civilisation depends on plants, animals and agriculture to thrive and support its inhabitants. In our modern built environment, we want a balance between the concrete jungle and a sustainable lifestyle where healthy and thriving plants and trees create breathtaking beauty. To achieve this, plants need to reach their full potential with high-quality nutrient appropriate soils fit for purpose.
I have been working with manufactured soils for over 30 years and my desire was always to produce a superior quality growing media for gardens, potted plants and podiums. I thought I lacked the capacity to do so. But, recently I have become keenly aware that the soil making industry is focused on commercial scale production, cost reduction and green waste recycling. It has neglected to invest time and money into the development of healthy living soils designed around what plants need to thrive. Waste-based soil manufacturing is cost effective and generally meets the Australian Standard definition for landscaping soil. Centenary Landscaping has successfully sold millions of tons of these soils for many years and continue to do so at a price point which many customers demand.
In 2014 my son Conor, who is now CEO, drew my attention to the monoculture of soil choice and the gap between what horticulturist want and what is available. So we sought professional advice based on the science of good soils and plant health. We engaged with John Daly who was already using our facilities here at Darra to make his own high-end products. In discussions with him, we further discovered he and his peers were also frustrated by what was available on the market. Most of what was being sold as a “premium soil” was the same as our cheap trade and commercial soils with no nutritional value. There was a massive gap between what is available and what we could achieve if we were uncompromising in our soil designs based on the science.
To achieve this we engaged John Daly, a renowned horticulturist, to work with us to formulate bulk potting and soil blends to create a new market segment with our innovative and highly successful UltraGrow™ Range. This was not an easy task as we had to find clean reliable sources of bulk ingredients that would result in manufactured soils that echoed consistent excellence that far exceeded any current requirement of the Australian Standard AS4419. Our research and development has taken over two years to arrive at the UltraGrow™ range of growing media. It provides our customers with a healthy foundation for spectacular plant growth and beautiful gardens. The UltraGrow™ branded products have achieved an uncompromising standard in soil design. Our research, development and quality control ensures market leading products at the forefront of growing media are available to the home gardener and commercial projects. The community doesn’t know the real potential of our planted environment because they have rarely had the opportunity to see the magnificent results that could be achieved with outstanding soil products like UltraGrow™.
The new UltraGrow™ range manufactured by Centenary Landscaping Supplies redefines soils and offers a quality alternative to the traditionally inconsistent recycled waste based soils. The soil is the absolute foundation of a good garden that you and the community can be proud of. If plants are the crowning glory of a sustainable built environment they simply need good soils or growing media to nurture them to full potential.
So give us a call here at Centenary Landscaping Supplies and speak to our Retail or Trade teams to discuss this whole new approach to soils for your gardens. See our test results at our website. Better still, I suggest you drop into our yard here at 26 Sumners Rd. Darra to see, feel and smell the quality where you can compare UltraGrow™ soils, potting and podium mixes with the traditional waste based soils which we have here for you in huge volumes. You’ll also see our own thriving gardens based on UltraGrow™. Centenary Landscaping Supplies is no ordinary landscape yard and well worth the visit no matter where you live.
Terry O’Shea, Group Director,
Centenary Landscaping Supplies