Aug 2, 2022
Wool pellets contain nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, and other trace elements. Wool pellets decompose in the ground due to atmospheric oxygen, moisture, and heat. During decomposition, the pellets release trace elements and thereby enrich the soil. Pellets pressed from sheep wool decompose in the ground for about 6 months. Long-term decomposition saves the plant grower from troublesome fertilizing.
Pellets retain water.
Wool pellets have a high moisture absorption, which reduces both the number of watering times and the risk of overwatering. As a result, the pellets are suitable for flower pots and containers in homes and offices, where plants tend to dry out faster. In addition, the pellet helps store water in the soil, and the surrounding soil is fertilized when moisture is released.
Snail control and mulching.
Pellets pressed from sheep's wool irritate the legs of slugs and force them to find for another path. By using the pellets as a thicker layer around growing area, the pellet helps keep the ground under it at a more even temperature. By acting in this way, you can prevent damage from spring temperature fluctuations as well as the attack of snails and slugs. When you watering your plants, then pellets melt and form "felted" surface. It is important to keep this surface free from leaves and other debris. Otherwise slugs and snails can reach your plants.