After bees, worms are a gardener’s best friend as they play a vital ecological role in taking care of the soil and breaking down organic matter.
“The message is not so much that the worms will inherit the Earth, but that all things play a role in nature, even the lowly worm.” - Gary Larson
Worm poop, referred to as vermicast, makes for a powerful organic fertiliser on landscaping sites, and reduces the need for chemical fertilisers.
Organic waste is leftover food (food waste), grass cuttings (green waste), leaf debris and dead plant matter that can all be found on-site. Instead of removing it, the Life Landscapes technicians will add the organic waste to the worm farm. The worms then turn the organic waste into vermicast that can be harvested at the bottom of the farm then put back into the gardens.
The benefits of having a worm farm
- Organic waste can be processed on-site in the worm farm, thereby reducing carbon emissions and waste removal costs.
- The product produced by worms is one of the most expensive natural fertilisers in the world, hence its name, ‘black gold’.
- The size of the worm farm can be adapted to suit the needs and space of the client’s garden.
- Vermicast can turn brown lawns green in 24 hours
- Worm farms do not release methane and greenhouse gases.
The worm farm is a neat white box that will be discretely placed in the garden. No bad smells will emanate from the worm farm and, as a client, the only part of the worm farm you will experience is the extra big flowers and emerald green lawns that are blossoming from all the vermicast.
Life Landscapes retains ownership of the industrial worm farms, and will supply and manage a worm farm on your site free of charge for the duration of the maintenance contract. The vermicast will be harvested and utilised in the client’s gardens.
While the worm farm is in the possession of the client, any act of vandalism or unforeseen maintenance costs are the responsibility of the client. We do not facilitate worm farms for gardens not maintained by Life Landscapes.