How did you fare after the whopping storms on the weekend? We are now once again looking down the barrel of extreme weather during the coming summer months, including heat, humidity and aggressive storms which can cause extensive damage to your home and garden.
In the aftermath of a storm like the one we endured over the weekend, yards are often covered with fallen trees, broken branches and scattered debris, leaving a giant mess for homeowners to clean up.
The moisture and heat also create the perfect conditions for weeds to take over.
Post-storm clean-up can present some risks, depending on how much damage your garden sustained, so it's important to take care as you get your yard back to normal.
A thorough cleanup after the storm is also a great opportunity to prevent more damage when the next storm hits.
The best way to get your garden thriving and maximise the warmth and rain provided by Mother Nature, is to mulch. There are so many types of mulch to choose from, and it is important that you pick one that is best for your particular project.
Unscreened sand is soil that has been excavated from dig outs around the Sunshine Coast, and is ideal to use for levelling or filling in low areas. This soil is quite clean, but has not been broken down or sifted in any way and may have roots, weeds, sticks and rocks in it.
Hurray for the rain! And now we can talk about rain gardens, and how they can make an attractive decorative addition to your garden, as well as conserve precious water.