Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Mulch where you prune.

When you do a small amount of pruning, it's a good idea to leave the bits where you chop them. Make them a bit smaller so they'll break down sooner, but leave them where they are as mulch and a bit of habitat for little critters like beetles that help your garden stay healthy.

1 comment:

ShadowKnight said...

That is exactly what I do. With large prunings, such as tree branches I process them through my garden shredder then spread them around the garden.

Although I am now in Sydney I lived in the Freo area for 30 years. As I can appreciate the battle growing there. It must be a serious challenge to say the least with the raw heat and sandy soil.