Decorative pebble is a product that we love, but recommend for use as a mulch with some caution. This is because in our very hot Summer months, the decorative pebble tends to heat up and can damage the plants it surrounds. There is an exception to this though, and that is Succulents.
Succulents are beautiful, hardy plants that have become extremely popular in recent years, owing in part to the spectacular range of varieties, sizes, shapes, textures, patterns and colours available.
They are especially well suited to Australian conditions because they need very little soil or water to survive, and they are almost impossible to kill. In fact, you could say they thrive on a bit of neglect.
As we have mentioned, Succulents need very little water to do well, and are susceptible to fungal disease if they get wet feet. Our recommendation for planting your Succulents out is to blend a good quality garden soil or potting mix with sand or gravel, which facilitates sharper drainage.
In terms of mulching, this is where a well chosen decorative pebble can really shine, by enhancing the design of your garden (providing contrasting or complimentary shapes, textures and colours), protecting your plants, allowing them to drain efficiently and keeping your garden clean. Unlike some organic types of mulch, decorative pebble discourages vermin in the 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.
At the moment, we have 20kg bags of the very popular Kashmiri pebbles in stock and they represent a fantastic way to get your smaller landscaping projects done quickly and with style.
We are halfway to November already and it's newsletter time again. We have specials on top dress soil to give your lawn some love, and hardwood mulch. We also have tips to grow veggies in pots, a yummy garlic butter recipe and we introduce our Trade Partner, Matt Lucas from Lucas Mob. Enjoy!