ABOVE GROUND POOLS
BIORETENTION PITS (RAIN GARDEN)
DECORATING YOUR GARDEN
ESTABLISHING NEW GARDEN BEDS OR SPRUCING UP YOUR OLD ONE
- For Native Gardens it is recommended that you use Native Mix.
- For general flowers and shrubs, such as Azaleas, Camellias and Hedges use Premium Garden Mix.
- For a rich organic mix that is suitable for most plants (excluding Natives) use Premium Plus Garden Mix.
- For Fruits, Vegetables, Citrus, Herbs and Roses it is recommended that you use Veggie Mix.
- You can rejuvenate your existing garden with a top-up of Premium Plus Garden Mix or by mixing in some Mushroom Compost and/or Manure to give it a boost.
- Don’t forget to Mulch to reduce watering and slow down the weeds.
- Use Gypsum to break down clay surfaces.
MULCHING AND WEED BARRIERS
- Mulching will help to maintain moisture around the root system of your plants thus reducing the number of times you need to water. As an added bonus it will significantly slow down weed growth.
- For the best results you will need a minimum thickness of 5 centimetres although the recommended thickness is 10 centimetres.
- Do not use black plastic as a weed barrier as it creates problems for the soil/root systems. The soil system is a life system in and of itself. Covering with plastic puts a halt on many natural events such as gas exchange between soil atmosphere and the air, water infiltration and percolation, breakdown of organic matter to feed the microorganisms, and more! Plant roots need oxygen just as much as they need water. Use Mulch or Woven Weed Mat which allow the soil to breath while keeping the weeds at bay.
- The best Mulch to use to avoid termites is Cyprus Pine Mulch … termites hate it!