Mulches

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Tea Tree Bales  $24.00

Sugar Cane Bales  $20.50

Soil Improver  $9.60

Lucerne Mulch  $27.00

Mulches & How To Use Them

Most people know what mulch is. But there’s a lot to know about the different types of mulches, and many tips and tricks to ensure the best results in your garden.

There are four important reasons to mulch. The first, and probably the most important, is for water conservation. Mulch stops the top of the soil drying out, keeps the soil moist, and can reduce watering by about 60 per cent. Mulching also prevents weeds and weed seed germination, which compete with plants for moisture and nutrients. Mulching also keeps the soil temperature constant, and using an organic mulch means you’re adding extra organic matter to the soil. So that's an added benefit.

Mulches can either be organic or inorganic, organic mulches break down and add organic matter to the soil. This improves soil structure and drainage, and encourages earthworm and soil microbial activity.

Organic mulches, such as straw based mulches, are quite common.

Bark based mulches are another great organic choice. An advantage of the bark based mulches is they take longer to break down so you don't have to apply them as often. They come in a range of grades, from fine through medium, and coarse. It's best to use medium to coarse grade bark mulches because they don't absorb any moisture and allow rainfall, or irrigation water, to penetrate the soil where it's needed.