Read about our new addition to our fleet in Power Torque magazine April edition. Our GLT B-Double trailers. We are continually modernising our fleet to improve how efficiently we can recycle the waste Cypress timber products.
Mulch is not only useful for retaining water but it protects your plants roots and soil structure when heavy rain is about. By choosing the right mulch for your garden you can protect your soil from being washed away or leaching nutrients away from your plant root systems.
To protect your plants in the wet choose mulch that is dense and binds together well. Our Genuine Red Cypress Bark and Outback Orange Cypress are ideal for this situation. They stick on embankments and reduce the chance of your garden being washed away. Just remember when applying your mulch to leave a gap around the stem of your plants to ensure that water can get in to the plants and its roots have room to breathe.
If you are expecting persistent rain you can always add a slow release fertiliser to your garden before or during the rain. This will ensure there is always nutrients available for your plants.
There are many things you can do to sell your home and make final touches to add value. One of the most cost effective and simple ways is to add fresh mulch to your garden.
But don't just go for the cheapest mulch option as you never know what pests you may be introducing in that mulch. This could impact on your building and pest inspection at the final hurdle. Choose a quality reputable mulch. Cypress mulch is naturally termite resistant and deters cockroaches and other insects whilst bringing a fresh aromatic feel to your garden and home. It will also last a lot longer for your next tenant or for a month or two of inspections if it goes to auction.
A 1" thick layer over the garden is enough to make your garden and home look amazing for those online photographs, newspaper adds and when the weekly inspections begin. So a few hundred dollars in preparation before selling could add thousands to the end sale price. So go out and Refresh Your Garden pre-sale.
Our new fleet member has arrived ready to deliver our beautiful Cypress Mulches to your nearest landscape supply yard. We believe in quality mulch to Refresh Your Garden and quality vehicles to deliver it. Happy gardening.
Mulch is not just about the product but how it compliments your garden, outdoor entertaining area or commercial space. Like painting your house it is an important colour palette and pattern decision that will bring your plants to life and 'Refresh your Garden'.
After all of this rain your garden will be growing wildly, your soil is full of moisture helping your plants grow. However come Autumn and Winter which are notoriously drier months of the year you need to retain the moisture in your garden soil. To do this add a 100mm thick mulch over your garden this will protect your plants water source through the drier months and ensure they are ready to grow strongly come Spring. It is always a good idea to add some nutrients to your soil before winter so add a slow release fertilizer before mulching to give them the nutrients they require for Spring.
Remember to water your plants regularly as per your local Nurseries instructions (and council regulations). Mulch will significantly reduce the amount of water you use in your garden, but it will not make your plants drought proof. See your local landscape supplier or Nursery to get expert advice for your specific garden.
Happy gardening :)
Today I came across an article all about Cockroaches moving into peoples homes in the summer. This was due to a few factors, primarily the heat and lack of moisture in the ground and mulch around the home. I am pleased to let you know that Cypress mulch can naturally deter Cockroaches as well as termites. An added benefit in purchasing a quality manufactured local product.
The article went on to say that watering your garden is another option to keep their habitat moist and avoid them looking to nest in a more moisture friendly environment like your bathroom. With water restrictions and empty water tanks around this time of year the use of a Cypress mulch may be another suitable solution. Not only will Cypress mulch look great, smell amazing, retain moisture, last longer but it will deter those unwanted pests as well.
1. Location location location where is the mulch to be used? e.g. flat garden beds, windswept area, steep slopes or a combination.
2. How are you going to apply it to the garden? e.g. by hand, wheel barrow, shovel, pitch fork, bobcat. Chip and Mulch is easy to shovel and move about, where as bark generally requires a pitch fork as it binds together and is better for steep embankments and wind swept areas.
3. Work out the colour that would compliment your garden, gold, orange, chocolate brown, deep brown/red,Uluru Red this is a personal preference.
4. Work out how fine or course/chunky you want the mulch to be.
5. How long you want it to last (Cypress will last longer and retain its colour longer than other mulches).
6. How much do you need? Calculate the length x width x depth. Generally we say a minimum of 10cm or 4 inches deep. The deeper the better for weed suppression.
7. Now visit your favorite local Landscape Yard or call us to find one in your area and look at the products that meet your requirements to Refresh Your Garden. Remember to always look for fresh quality product and if you want Cypress look for our Termite Resistant logo on the landscape bins to guarantee you get 100% Cypress.
Mulch is generally added to a garden over the top of a good quality soil to retain moisture, add colour, reduce weed growth and to regulate the soil temperature. All of these features assist in allowing your plants to grow faster and healthier.
Cypress is an ideal mulch for your garden as it meets all of these criteria but also offers a couple of extra benefits. Namely the Fresh Cypress Fragrance and it has a Natural Termite Resistance.
When buying your Cypress mulch always ask your landscaper if it is 100% Cypress and accept no imitations. There are many options available these days but ensure the company you purchase from stands by their product. These are simple questions and if your supplier can not answer these confidently then I would purchase my mulch elsewhere.
Refresh your garden.
Applying your Mulch
When applying your mulch always be generous and apply evenly. Generally we recommend the mulch be aplied at 4 inches (100mm) thick all over your garden bed. Remember to leave a small area around the plant stem to ensure water can penetrate the mulch and get down into the soil.
After 3 to 6 months it is good to turn your mulch with a garden fork or shovel. This will extend its life and add a new colour to your garden as the mulch underneath will be fresh and moist looking like new.
If you are topping up your garden with new mulch I would recommend applying it at a thickness of 1 to 2 inches (25mm - 50mm) to avoid the old mulch showing when you turn the newer mulch.
Enjoy your gardening and the smell of a newly Cypress mulched garden.
'Refresh Your Garden'
Cypress is actively engaging gardeners to add value to their homes and projects through selecting the right product for the right application. We don't just make mulch, we use it in our gardens and projects and we like to assist our customers to get the perfect finish.