Mulches and Mulching Services



These days, the benefits of mulching are widely recognised. A wide variety of materials can be used. Many commercial mulches are made from by-products of agriculture, horticulture and the timber or food industries. This will influence the types of mulching materials that are available locally. For example, sugar cane mulch is popular in Queensland. Other factors that may affect choice of mulch include price, durability, nutritive properties and aesthetic appearence.

Several overviews of the principles of mulching are linked to at the bottom of the page, along with some more detailed studies. The rest of this page will concentrate mulching products and services available in Qld.


News

Tannins could be a problem in hotter drier climates
A U.S. study has shown that under hot, drought-like conditions, red maple leaves accumulate tannins that interfere with enzymes in soil. When such leaves fall, they could impair decomposition, nutrient cycling, and subsequent plant growth. Source: Drought-exposed leaves adversely affect soil nutrients, study shows (April 2011)


Commercial mulches and mulching services

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The following advertisers may include online suppliers. For the most up-to-date information on plants in stock, opening hours, prices etc, be sure to visit the seller's website or contact the business directly.

See also Landscape Supply Yards, Garden Maintenance Services.

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MACROSHELL

Mob: 1300 788 917
macroshell.com.au

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Macroshell is a fabulous alternative to pebble, wood or bark mulches.

Resistant to termites, mould and rot, it's also lightweight and easy to handle.

The unique look is suited to contemporary landscapes as well as tropical or beach-themed gardens. Use on pathways, gardens, pots or feature areas.

This natural product is harvested in Australia from a renewable resource. Learn more at the WEBSITE.
 
BLOW IT ALL

PO Box 611,
Sandgate, Qld 4017
Mob: 0423 866 429
blowitall.com.au

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The Blow It All mulching service saves you the hard, dirty work of applying mulch, barks, soils, compost, and similar bulk materials to landscapes.

The blower system can apply mulches to almost any terrain, including sloping ground and hard-to-reach areas, even in wet conditions. Playgrounds, rooftop gardens and commercial interiorscapes can also be mulched quickly and precisely, with a special finish that can't be achieved by hand.

Blow It All's standard of quality and service is second-to-none, whether working with government authorities, developers, property managers or private homweowners.

Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and South East Queensland. For more information, visit the Blow It All WEBSITE

Do you operate a commercial mulching service (such as spray-on mulch or bark blower)? Or do you manufacture, distribute or sell a commercial mulch product in Qld? Coloured mulches, decorative pebbles, crushed glass, mulch mats etc may be promoted here in addition to more traditional mulches. More information about advertising

More Online Information


Just few selected links have been provided below for background information. Approriate materials and application methods may vary from one region to another. If you have any questions about a particular mulching product, contact the manufacturer.
Mulch and your garden Water-efficient gardening guide from Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management (PDF)
Fraser Coast Regional Council Mulch Pricing & availability of mulch from Fraser Coast Regional Council (residents in other areas should consult their local authority. See Regional pages for council links)
Mulching Under Trees Factsheet. Hervey Bay City Council (PDF)
Mulch and Native Plants Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
Mulch and Native Plants Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
Mulches Aren't Just Mulches Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
Organic Mulch University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mulches for the Landscape University of Florida
Mulching for healthier landscape plants University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA (PDF)
Tender Plants Injured by 'Sour' or 'Toxic' Mulch Plant & Pest Diagnostic Laboratory, Purdue University
The Myth of Phytotoxic Yard Waste Washington State University (PDF)
Mulching May Aggravate Problems Associated with Planting in Poorly Drained Soil Missouri Environment and Garden, University of Missouri
Is Your Landscape Mulch Going Up In Smoke? Ohio State University USA (looks at the risk of ignition by discarded cigarettes or matches)
Overview of Cover Crops and Green Manures Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas, USA
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