Fresh from our product development team at New Zealand Mānuka Seaweeds is a truly incredible range of garden mulch products which is already causing excitement with our landowner partners and avid local gardeners. Our newly launched Kōlush branded Mānuka and Mānuka+Seaweed garden mulch is another great example of the fact that our business is so much more than just honey – we are a Mānuka company first and foremost.
New Zealand Mānuka Seaweeds is our Opotiki-based seaweed processing company with a second, newly built facility now also operating in Masterton. Through this business we create and distribute naturally sourced Mānuka and seaweed products to enhance the nutrition, growth and productivity of plants, pastures and bees.
Traditionally producing agar from the pterocladia seaweed collected around our coastlines, we are now moving into producing a wide range of products for gardeners, landowners and beekeepers nationwide. The first product launched just this month is the Kōlush Mānuka and Mānuka+Seaweed garden mulch.
Both these products contain Mānuka mulch which is the bi-product from our oil processing operations yet still contains an incredible amount of nutrients as well as providing moisture retention for your gardens. Combined with beach cast seaweed, the added benefit is improved soil structure and balance, further enhancing the natural environment to give a luscious, thriving garden.
Gardeners are choosing to use Kōlush as a purely decorative feature or they are digging it into the soil more to get the additional benefits particular from the seaweed combination mulch.