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Nathan Straume




Nathan Straume, TerraCottem® Brand Ambassador for Australia and New Zealand, is a driven horticulturalist and avid sports enthusiast. With a passion for ensuring healthier and stronger plant growth, he sets high goals to contribute to the thriving landscaping industry. Dedicated to educating the public on soils and the environment, Nathan aims to increase awareness and knowledge about providing plants with the essential nutrients they need. His commitment to fostering a healthy environment and supporting the community is unwavering. Join Nathan in his mission to create a greener world through education, training, and sustainable practices.


Thriving Planting Schemes with Less Maintenance



The presentation introduces the TerraCottem Soil Conditioner, a revolutionary product developed to improve soil health and plant growth. Its unique formulation harnesses growth precursors, hydro absorbent polymers, fertilizers, and carrier materials to create a synergetic approach.

Features and Benefits:

The presentation highlights the key features and benefits of the TerraCottem Soil Conditioner. It explains how hydro absorbent polymers in the product absorb water typically lost to evaporation and leaching. These polymers can hold up to 8 litres of water per 100g and release 95-98% of the water back to plants. This reduces irrigation needs, conserves water, and ensures plants have constant access to stored water through their root hairs.

Application and Industry Uses:

The presentation explores the wide range of applications for the TerraCottem Soil Conditioner across multiple industries. It highlights its effectiveness in ornamental lawns, sports turf, flower beds, hanging baskets, containers, horticulture, and agriculture. Specific examples include its use in green belts, beach rehabilitation, environmental restoration, embankments, hillside planting, and roof gardens.

Environmental Impact:

The presentation addresses the environmental impact of using TerraCottem Soil Conditioner. It mentions the Smart Approved Watermark Scheme, which recognizes the product's direct contribution to water savings. By reducing the volume and frequency of irrigation, the product helps conserve water resources and supports sustainable landscaping practices.

Cost Savings:

The presentation delves into the financial benefits of using TerraCottem Soil Conditioner. It presents a business case that compares the cost of watering without the product to the cost of watering with the product. This analysis demonstrates significant annual savings in water expenses, making it a cost-effective solution for various projects.

Testimonials and Case Studies:

The presentation includes testimonials and case studies from leading arborists and horticulturists who have experienced the benefits of using TerraCottem Soil Conditioner. These real-life examples showcase its impact on improving establishment rates, enhancing the health of plants and trees, and revitalizing older trees that have declined.


In conclusion, the presentation emphasizes the transformative capabilities of TerraCottem Soil Conditioner in promoting healthy plant growth, reducing water usage, and optimizing landscaping practices. With its advanced formulation and proven results, the product offers a sustainable solution for various industries seeking to enhance soil health and maximize plant vitality.

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