Mushroom compost is one of the best all 'rounder styles of mulch for gardeners.
You'll love that it is environmentally friendly, organic, makes use of recycled waste, and saves water.
You can choose from a mountain of this beautiful product in the yard at the moment.
You can see the dense richness and texture of it — it's almost good enough to eat!
Like chocolate cake for your soil!
Incredibly, mushroom compost can store up to 70% of its own weight in water! It is a powerhouse product that also improves the transmission of water through the soil.
It helps to keep the soil cooler in warmer weather, and increases soil resistance to both wind and water erosion. Just perfect really.
For those who enjoy a few facts about these things, mushroom compost contains products such as stable bedding (including manure), wheat straw, poultry litter and cotton seed hulls which are pasteurised to kill any harmful bacteria.
In fact, it contains almost all nutrients needed for good plant growth. Mushroom compost delivers the nutrients slowly, which helps seedling emergence.
It dramatically improves the structure of the soil to conserve soil moisture, and produces no harmful decomposition products Mushroom compost is suitable for most flowering plants, trees and shrubs, vegetable gardens and herbs and establishing lawns.
However, it is not recommended for some native plants and acid-loving plants such as azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons.
Also, be aware that it can make your fur babies sick if they eat it!
Once some of this water subsides, you might be in the market for some pavers or steppers to create walkways, outdoor living zones or definition around your home.
We have a new range of beautiful, natural stone steppers and pavers in the yard that can provide a practical and timeless solution where you want to create walkways, or create definition or hard outdoor living areas around your 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.