Mulching is an enormously important part of soil management.
It helps to even out the soil temperature, minimise weed growth and reduce loss of soil moisture.
With droughts a feature of the Australian climate, soil water management is critical. Overall, people are becoming more aware of the value of mulching to optimise watering, the retention of moisture in the soil and controlling run-off.
In fact, mulching can prevent evaporation from the soil by up to 70%! The break down of organic mulch also releases nutrients into the soil to maximise fertility.
Environmental factors aside, more efficient use of water can result in significant cost savings as well.
There are many different types of mulches available, and it is important that you choose a mulch that is appropriate for you specific needs. But as this post is about Tea Tree mulch, here is some information that may help you to decide whether it will be useful for you.
Tea Tree mulch is made from Melaleuca plant residue after the tea tree oil has been extracted. It breaks down reasonably slowly and therefore lasts for quite a while.
Once some of this water subsides, you might be in the market for some pavers or steppers to create walkways, outdoor living zones or definition around your home.
We have a new range of beautiful, natural stone steppers and pavers in the yard that can provide a practical and timeless solution where you want to create walkways, or create definition or hard outdoor living areas around your garden.
We’ve had some much needed rain, and it is a very good time to get in to those garden beds, pull out the weeds, and top up the beds with a nice thick blanket of mulch. There are lots of different mulches to choose from and we have put together a quick run down of our top 5 tree mulches to give you an idea of some of what types of applications they suit best.