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Blog posts of '2018' 'May'

Introducing our New Liquid Mulch for Home Landscaping

Spring is here! And, I am happy to announce the arrival of our Liquid Mulch for your landscaping needs. This Liquid Mulch product is specifically designed to help you in your flower beds and garden. Simply pour it over the soil and let it dry completely. Then, enjoy the summer. As with the Liquid Mulch for potted plants, three colours are available: Black, Brown and Red. It’s available in a 3.73 L jug (1 gallon) that covers about 1 m2 (1 sq. yard) or 18 L pail that covers about 4.5 m2 (5 sq yards).

Mulching is an important part of keeping a healthy garden and of reducing the amount of work you need to do in the yard. As with any yard work, preparation is important. The cleaner and smoother the area is the better the result will be.

Unlike loose mulch, Liquid Mulch doesn’t fly around in the wind. It keeps the dirt around the plants, reduces water lost by evaporation from the soil and keeps the weeds out!

It is also really easy to make changes in your flower bed. Transplant, add or remove plants as you desire and then simply pour some more Liquid Mulch over the affected area. There is no cutting or manipulating of bulky sheets needed.

These are all important aspects of keeping a healthy garden. More importantly, it lets you enjoy your garden as opposed to spending time weeding.

You can use Liquid Mulch in many ways. For example, you can simply leave it as is or, you can add some decorative stones in between to create a contrast.

Help us spread the word through Facebook ( and Twitter (@AdvancedBP). Share with us your stories of how you used it.

Help Us Save 2.5 Million L of Crude Oil

I started developing Liquid Mulch and the other polysaccharide based products because I have a strong belief that humanity can accomplish the same standard of living without abusing the environment or without depleting the earth’s resources.

Since the first products went commercial in 2010, these natural polysaccharide based products have saved over 1.7 million L of crude oil. Now, you, the individual can also help because these products have been made into a format that can be used around your home. For example, there is Liquid Mulch for potted plants, decorative pots, etc.

Each bottle of Liquid Mulch that you use instead of spraying the plant with pesticides/herbicides or instead of putting a geo fabric over the ground saves about 50 g of crude oil. In addition it saves about 2 L of water over three months. Each time you use one of our small 6” decorative pots instead of an equivalent plastic pot you also help save about 50 g of crude oil.

Our goal is to save 2.5 million L of crude oil.

Help us spread the word through Facebook ( and Twitter (@AdvancedBP). Help us help our environment by suggesting new products. You may win the one you suggest!

Why Do We Do What We Do?

Elephant Ear Plant with Red Liquid Mulch

There is much more to Advanced Bio Products than Liquid Mulch. We build our products on a vision of a world that respects our environment. At the same time, our products bring real benefit to you.

For example, Liquid Mulch was specially designed to make it easier for you to care for gardens and potted plants. While the ready to use Liquid Mulch for outdoor gardens will be available shortly, Liquid Mulch for potted plants is already available. Both products help you care for your plants. It is very easy to apply and takes very little time and effort. Once dry, it seals the soil by forming a permeable crust. So the plant can still breathe. Water along with nutrients can still get to the roots. This accomplishes several things.

  1.        The soil is held in place. It doesn’t fall out when the pot is knocked over;
  2.        Water cannot evaporate as quickly and remains available to the plant for more time. This is especially important when you go away for some time;

And when the plant is put outside for the day or for the summer;

        The soil isn’t blown about by the wind;

  1.        The soil can’t be washed out by heavy rain or when watering;
  2.        Seeds that fall on top, such as weed seeds, cannot sprout because they don’t have access to the soil;
  3.        Insects can’t lay their eggs or larvae in the soil and so there are fewer pests. This is important when you bring the plant back inside.

One of the products that is used by our industrial customers is the binder AMP30. It is used to make fertilizer pellets. We have used it to make decorative time release fertilizer pellets. A future blog will discuss this product.

We have also developed two types of small decorative pots. These pots are actually made from jute or paper bags and are saturated in AMP30. This makes them into plastic-like pots that look like paper bags or jute bags. They are very popular and will also be discussed in further detail in a future blog.

There is the seaweed based fertilizer and the temporary protective coating for the hobbyist or for home renovations. There is much to talk about. I look forward to your feedback through Facebook or Twitter.