Here are some commonly asked questions about Let Your Love Grow.
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Why do I need Let Your Love Grow?
Cremated ashes contain valuable plant nutrients. However, these nutrients are locked within the ashes and are not readily available for plant uptake. The ashes are alkaline – i.e. have a high pH – and contain a high level of sodium salts that are harmful to plant life.
If ashes are mixed with normal soil or compost then the high pH and excessive sodium salts will make it much harder for plants to grow. Because Let Your Love Grow specifically targets the harmful effects of cremated ashes it allows plants to grow and thrive.
How is Let Your Love Grow different from potting soil or regular soil?
Let Your Love Grow has been specifically formulated to reduce the high pH of cremated ashes as well as neutralising the sodium salts. It also contains specific bacteria that break down the ashes to release the beneficial nutrients for use by plants.
Most potting composts and soils have a neutral pH and are not able to alter the pH found in cremated ashes to allow for the release of the nutrients. They will also not neutralise the sodium by themselves and cannot break down the ashes effectively.
Do I have to be an experienced gardener to use Let Your Love Grow?
Absolutely not. It’s designed to be used with a wide range of plants – from trees to bushes, flowers to houseplants – and can be used in conjunction with your preferred compost.
It is simple to use and requires no special treatment once it has been mixed with cremation ashes. It is not suitable for use by itself.
Can I still scatter my cremated ashes if I use Let Your Love Grow?
We recommend doing a container or in-ground planting when using Let Your Love Grow.
If scattering the organic mix combined with the cremated ashes around a plant works best for you then protect it by adding a layer of organic material such as straw or topsoil over it. This protects the blended mixture from erosion by wind, precipitation and watering.
Our research has shown that you can scatter after mixing with Let Your Love Grow but there is a catch – once the cremation ash is blended with Let Your Love Grow it needs to sit for at least a month so the ash can be reduced to organic matter.
What types of plants or trees are right for use with the Let Your Love Grow organic mix?
Let Your Love Grow can be used with any variety of plantings. If your plant normally requires a special compost – such as ericaceous compost for roses and rhododendrons – then you can use this in conjunction with Let Your Love Grow.
If you need assistance with your selection your local nursery can help you choose plants suitable for your area, soil type, aspect and position.
Can additional cremated ashes be added to Let Your Love Grow?
Yes. One memorial can reflect multiple lives. You can even blend a person’s cremated ashes with their beloved pet’s cremated ashes to create a lasting tribute to the bond they shared in life.
It does not matter how long you have had the ashes. Cremated ashes remain stable and can be combined with Let Your Love Grow at any time to create a living, lasting memorial.
Do I have to bury the Let Your Love Grow container?
No – the most effective way to create a living memorial is to place the Let Your Love Grow organic mix directly into the ground, a planter, or plant pot.
Unfortunately the container for Let Your Love Grow is not biodegradable or commonly recyclable … yet! Because of the way the product works it would degrade biodegradable packaging.
We are committed to finding a solution to this but for now you can return the packaging to the crematorium or via post to us and we will arrange for it to be recycled.
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