Soil Management Designs

Landscape Architects

Soil audit for Landscape gardensSpecialist Soil Services – Assistance for Landscape Architects

Soil information is very important when planning and designing urban gardens and parkland.

It is particularly valuable where food producing plants such as nut, olive and fruit trees are part of the garden.

Poor matching of the requirements of perennial garden species with prevailing soil conditions can lead to major disappointment when expensive (and often slow-maturing) plants either die or fail to flourish.

Where subsoil problems are identified (for example, acidity, salinity, instability in water, compaction, poor water holding capacity), two main options exist: Either modify soil conditions to suit the plants under consideration, or select plants with the genetic capacity to cope with the soil limitations.

landscape-gardein-soil-auditServices from SOILmgt include:

  • We use low-disturbance soil inspection and sampling techniques to provide practical and affordable outcomes for clients.
  • We cooperate closely with garden owners and their landscape architects during soil assessment, reporting and ongoing monitoring.

SOILmgt Experience

  • Soil survey for an ‘urban permaculture’ demonstration site in Bathurst
  • Topsoil and subsoil nutrient assessment for garden and parkland planning in Orange and Canberra

 

Independent soil evaluation & planning service, David McKenzie, Orange NSW

Who is Soil Management Designs

Soil Management Designs (SOILmgt) is the new trading name for McKenzie Soil Management Pty Ltd; established in 1996 by Dr. David McKenzie and based in Orange NSW Australia since 1997.

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