SAND, SOIL AND MULCH
BENEFITS OF MULCH
Mulch Conserves Moisture in Soil
As evaporation can quickly remove essential moisture from bare, unprotected garden beds. However, a well-mulched garden can retain water in the soil to nurture flowers, herbs, vegetables and other plants.
- Mulch Minimizes Soil Compaction
- Unmulched gardens can suffer from compacted soil, particularly with repeated watering and weather-related evaporation. However, many organic mulches appeal to earthworms, which can burrow through soil to add aeration and create healthy dirt density for plants.
- Mulch Adds Weed Control
- Mulch helps to hold back the growth of unwanted vegetation in a garden bed by blocking the sunlight from sprouting weeds. In addition, a generous application of mulch can fill the empty spaces in a garden, discouraging wind-borne weeds from taking root.
- Mulch Prevents Erosion
- Most mulch adds texture and stability to garden soils, keeping erosion to a minimum, even in heavy rains or winds.
- Mulch Enhances Plant Nutrition
- Organic mulches (such as plant matter and wood mulches) add nutritional value to the soil as they decompose naturally. Many of these biodegradable mulch materials contain essential minerals and other important components to nurture your garden plants.
- Mulch Protects Plants in Seasonal Changes
- In regions with varying climates, garden mulch can guard plants and their roots from baking in hot weather, or from freezing in colder conditions. Mulch also shields garden plantings’ roots from direct exposure to the elements, such as hard rains, scorching sunshine and harsh winds.
- Mulch Improves the Garden’s Overall Appearance
- Garden mulches can greatly enhance the look of your garden. Professional gardeners and landscapers nearly always finish their work with garden mulch. Even sparsely planted gardens look polished with liberal mulching.
12-20mm pine bark mulch is resistant to the elements; our pine bark is red/ brown in colour and is a favourite material for its general appearance.
Our eucey mulch has a product particle range of material 1mm to 8mm, with an average size of 6mm to 10mm. Eucey mulch is a combination of organic matter and wood materials, which have been tub-ground. It is dark in appearance and gives a great natural organic look to all garden beds.
An Aged Arborist Mulch, a by-product of tree work. Includes all parts of the tree (bark, branches, leaves, berries, blooms etc.) The wood chips help retain and release moisture into the soil.
This non-certified Organic Mulch is a composted organic product, using a controlled batch composting technique, with added nitrogen.
Our organic mulch has a PH of approximately 6.9 and is dark grey to black in appearance. Organic mulch is great for increasing the level of organic matter in the soil, which in turn improves moisture retention, reduces soil erosion and gives slow release of nutrients into the soil.
Washed sand is surface mined, screened and washed to remove silt and clay, then allowed to drain. Washed sand is a finely graded sand, which is typically a light buff colour and can be used to topdress golf course greens, or as a base for laying bricks and pavers.
The preferred sand of bricklayers, with 30 per cent clay, it is sticky. When blended with cement and lime to make mortar, the resulting mix is termed ‘fatty’, which is easy to work with when laying bricks, as it is compressible and oozes out of the joints.
Packing Sand offers high compaction and build capacity, it is easy to spread and has good water resistance because of its unique matrix. This product will provide consistent high quality results when used under concrete slabs as a base.
Generally sandy loam in composition this soil will meet domestic and commercial needs; it is ideal for instant and seeded lawn applications.
This soil is a blend of sandy loam and organic compost; it is ideal for all gardens, including vegetable gardens.