About Handling Potting Mixes, Soils & Composts
Garden soil and products like potting mixes and composts contain micro-organisms, some of which on rare occasions, can cause illness in people. When you work with garden soils, or bags of mulch, compost and potting mix then follow these simple precautions.
Simple Safety Precautions:
Prefer to download and print these tips out? Then click here.
Legionella is a naturally occurring microbe found in soil. When products dry out the bacteria can become dormant and form a spore. If present, it is the opening of bags that contain dry product that can release dust into the air where people breathe it, this can cause problems for elderly or people with poor immune systems. Hence extra special care must be taken when opening bags of soil. Please follow the steps below when handling bags of soil.
We currently deliver to most parts of the Auckland region. Please enter your delivery address as prices can vary by location.
Your delivery address is: