Most people know what mulch is. But there’s a lot to know about the different types of Sunshine Coast mulch, and many tips and tricks to ensure the best results in your garden. There are four important reasons to mulch.
The first, and probably the most important, is for water conservation. Mulch stops the top of the soil drying out, keeps the soil moist, and can reduce watering by about 60 per cent.
Mulching also prevents weeds and weed seed germination, which compete with plants for moisture and nutrients.
Mulching also keeps the soil temperature constant, and using an organic mulch means you’re adding extra organic matter to the soil. So that's an added benefit.
Mulches can either be organic or inorganic, but we recommend organic mulches because they break down and add organic matter to the soil. This improves soil structure and drainage, and encourages earthworm and soil microbial activity.
Organic mulches, such as straw based mulches, are quite common. We have recently introduced a heat treated, pathogen free, organic Australian made mulch called EnviroMulch. It is made using renewable Australian resources, so it ticks lots of boxes. We also have fifteen other types of mulches in the yard which suit a range of purposes and budgets.
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If you are not sure about what type would be best suited to your garden project, give us a call on 5453 7100 and we can help you out.
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.