Garden mulch is one of our favourite products to protect your garden beds and plants from harsh, Spring time wind.
Wild wind can quickly and easily undo all of your hard work in the garden. It blows the fruit off the trees and lays your vegetable plants flat, often breaking them off completely.
While August and September always seem to be the gustiest months, we are certainly copping a bit of a belting with drying, gusty winds right now.
It is essential to prepare your gardens for damaging wind if you want to see lots of healthy new growth.
High winds don’t just affect plants – they also dry out the soil. you can protect your soil by making sure it’s always covered with garden mulch or ground covers. Healthy soils are those that retain their moisture well, so be sure to build up your soil by adding compost, worm castings, animal manures or other organic fertilisers.
By planting proactively and ensuring your soil is healthy and fertile, and your garden beds are well covered with garden mulch, damaging winds should blow right by.
These are a few additional tips and tricks that you can use to protect your precious plants from damaging gusts, and to make sure your yard is ready for the onset of our Summer bush fire season.
Give your trees a very good prune, particularly those that are a bit long and thin, or very top heavy. Getting rid of dead limbs and wood is also a smart way to remove potential fire fuel from your yard.
Plant wind-hardy trees and bamboos to act as living wind breaks against the gusts.
Tether climbers to wooden stakes to stop them from bowing and breaking off under high winds.
Plant with the wind in mind. Position wind-hardy fruit trees such as citruses, olives, macadamias and jaboticabas, on the front-line of your property where the wind is at its worst. Put your more wind-sensitive plants in protected areas, such as pawpaws up against the most protected side of your house where they can enjoy some shelter.
If you are unsure how much garden mulch you need for your project, you can use our online calculator to work it out. It is really important that you lay enough garden mulch to properly cover the ground, otherwise it will not work as efficiently as it needs to to protect the soil, lock in moisture and prevent evaporation.
Sandstone is one of our absolute favourite products. It is incredibly versatile and you can be sure that it will stand the test of time no worries! And right now we have beautiful sandstone blocks and slabs on special.
Our August newsletter is out now and we have a great special, as well as tips to fix your driveway, a planting guide for the month, and awesome corn fritter recipe (for those brunch lovers amongst you), and an intro to one of our favourite Trade partners, the multi award winning SJ Landscapes Pty Ltd.
There are few natural landscaping products that can match the timeless appeal and beauty of sandstone. It is a product that automatically adds style and value to your landscaping project or home. At the moment, we are running a special on our 50mm sandstone slabs. You can grab them for $130m2, normally $150m2.