Hardwood Chip is our featured product this month, and it is a firm favourite for many purposes.
Hardwood chip is a terrific and affordable way to dress up your garden. It is comprised of neat, clean chips of hardwood, and is especially handy for bringing a tired looking garden bed up to speed in preparation for a sale, or to tidy up garden beds following a renovation.
Because it is such a budget friendly product, it is fantastic for large areas. Hardwood Chip is much used for garden beds in investment properties because it is incredibly durable, and takes some time to break down.
There are a few important tips though, to maximise your mulching efforts:
Apply fertiliser to your garden bed before you add the hardwood mulch. This is because mulch removes a little of the nitrogen from the soil when it is fresh and only starting to break down. Fortunately, after the first stage, it begins to replace nitrogen back into the soil, and is extremely beneficial to your garden.
Always weed thoroughly before you apply the hardwood chip, because there are many varieties of weed (such as nut grass, oxalis and wandering jew that will not be controlled by the mulch).
If it is dry, break up the soil slightly with a garden fork first. If it is extremely dry, add a wetting agent and give the soil a good soak with water prior to adding the mulch.
Spread the mulch around evenly, but leave at least 3cm around the base of trees and other shrubs to prevent rot in the trunk.
The best time to mulch your gardens is right now (once the summer rains have stopped). The reason why this is the best time to mulch is because it locks in the precious moisture we have just had, in preparation for the typically drier months ahead.
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.