We really are on the countdown to Christmas now, & sooner (rather than later), is a good time to get your garden in order in preparation for the visitors that the summer holidays bring. You can’t blame people for wanting to visit the Sunshine Coast at Christmas; it is a hard place to beat!
As we head into the real heat of the year, perhaps the most important job in the garden is to protect your garden beds with a generous application of mulch. Mulch locks moisture in the soil, helps prevent soil erosion & slows (or stops), weeds from taking over your garden beds. Over time, mulch slowly breaks down & returns important nutrients to the soil. Plus, it has the added benefit of making scrappy, depleted garden beds look fresh & tidy.
Cypress mulch is a terrific choice for those on a budget, as it is generally less expensive than many other organic mulches. Because the wood of cypress trees is slow to break down, cypress mulch lasts longer (up to 2 years). Our 100% shredded cypress bark is a rich, reddish brown colour, which both lasts & holds its colour longer than many other mulches. Cypress mulch is ideal for embankments, slopes & wind swept areas. It retains moisture extremely well, reducing water requirements for your garden. This is especially important as we enter our brutal summer months.
Cypress mulch has a beautiful fresh fragrant aroma. It is perfect around timber homes as it is naturally termite resistant, & helps to keep other insects away. While the bugs don’t like cypress mulch, it is completely family and pet friendly.
Make sure you weed the area before applying the mulch, and then lay your cypress mulch at a minimum depth of 8 - 10cm. This ensures the sunlight will not reach the soil, & weeds cannot grow under those conditions.
You can buy cypress mulch here, or give us a call us on 5453 7100 & we can advise you regarding the correct amount of mulch for your garden project.
It seems that it is impossible to escape the daily drama unfolding around the coronavirus. Everyone is talking about it, and it is something we all must play our part in preventing the spread of, as much as we can. We have decided to look at the situation in a different, more positive way.
Water runoff is rain that does not soak into the ground where it falls. It is most concerning if the water is pooling around the foundations of your buildings, as it can cause serious structural damage over time. There are a few simple things you can do to reduce water runoff on your property, using mulch, pavers and gravel.
Don't let the rain put you off tidying up your garden. In fact, rainy weather is the best weather in which to weed and mulch. This is a little case study of a customer's weekend gardening project, and shows how much you can achieve in a day with the right products.