Mulch is a by-product of trees that is spread over the soil in a garden. Mulch, such as tea tree mulch or cypress mulch, can do a lot for a garden, such as regulating the soil’s temperature, keeping plant roots cool during the hot months, and warm in winter. Mulch can also lock in moisture into the soil, prevent weeds from sprouting, and enriches the soil with nutrients.
What is tea tree mulch?
Tea tree mulch is a by-product of tea tree farming during the process of extracting tea tree oil from the Melaleuca plant. The mulch is the residue after the oil has been extracted. Tea tree mulch helps facilitate the growth of a healthy garden. It is slow to break down and has a pleasant aroma that makes it ideal for any residential landscaping project. Tea tree mulch is very much beneficial for ornamental gardens.
How to apply tea tree mulch
Before applying tea tree mulch, ensure that all and any weeds from the intended area are removed. Only after this is done can you apply the mulch. If you intend to use tea tree mulch for decorative purposes, you only need to apply it to a depth of 50mm. If you want to utilise the mulch for its total capacity, you need to apply it to a depth of 75mm to 100mm.
Benefits of Using Tea Tree Mulch
Reduces weed growth
Probably the most significant benefit of using tea tree mulch is that it reduces weed growth. If not controlled, weeds can slowly kill garden plants. The mulch then forms a protective layer that prevents weed seeds from reaching the soil and plant roots.
Enriches the soil
Tea tree mulch contains organic matter that can enrich the soil. Although the mulch breaks down slowly, the plant nutrients will enrich the garden soil as it decomposes. The enriched soil will promote the rapid growth of garden plants.
Increases moisture retention
Even when tea tree mulch covers the soil, water easily soaks through and into the soil. The water also carries some nutrients into the ground. This water will reach the plant roots below and make growth healthier and quicker. Mulch also retains much moisture for the plants for a more extended period.
Labrador Landscape Supplies
For tea tree mulch, cypress mulch, bush mulch, or a range of other garden and landscaping supplies and materials, Labrador Landscape Supplies has got you covered in the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas. If you need some gardening or landscaping materials or supplies for your project, you can trust us to provide the best ones. Call us today at 07 5537 2841 or go to http://landscape-supply.com.au/.