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The advantages of a quality red mulch in your garden

There is something special about having a quality red mulch to use in your garden. The benefits go beyond the stunning look you can achieve and there are more reasons to choose this fabulous product than many people realise.

The most obvious reason to choose a mulch is to cut back on your use of water. Anyone with even a basic Australian garden will know how easily the soil can dry out and how high the cost of constant watering can be.

A good quality mulch prevents the topsoil from drying out and keeps the soil moist. This can help reduce the need for watering from close to 60 per cent. That is hugely beneficial when water is scarce and such a precious resource.

Natural weed protection

While encouraging your plants and garden to thrive, mulching also prevents weeds in an effective way. With the seeds of weeds unable to germinate, there is no competition for nutrients or moisture in the soil.

As nearly every gardener knows, once weeds have taken hold, it is very difficult to get rid of them. To prevent their growth and stop them before they go to seed, mulching can help keep weeds under control by preventing sunlight from reaching the seeds.

Allowing your plants to grow with protection and in a soil that is a consistent temperature will mean you have a healthy and flourishing garden. That is the key reason that quality mulch is advisable, especially for Australian gardens.

Showcasing your garden

There are different ways to highlight the best parts of your garden and to make the most of all your hard work.

This is when the simple addition of red mulch can bring a whole new look to your place and showcase the garden beds, your choice of flowers and plants while giving your home a special design feature.

By offsetting the different types of greenery and all the colours of the flowers throughout your garden, you have the ability to create an eye-catching element for your home. The best part is that you are also conserving water and cutting back on the need to be constantly weeding.

Why quality red mulch is important

As with many gardening supplies, it’s important to remember that not all mulches are the same and some red mulches are not just poor quality, but they can also be harmful to the environment.

There are mulches on the market (especially red mulches) which contain unnatural elements which can add harmful chemicals to the soil such as arsenic and copper. Whenever you are considering buying red-coloured mulch, make sure you take the time to check that the mulch is eco-friendly and comes from a reputable supplier. 

You can find garden mulch which is composed of recycled timber and is coloured with environmentally-friendly dyes.

More often than not, red mulch will lose its rich and vibrant colour in a short space of time, especially under the strain of the harsh Australian sunlight.

The good news is that you can get a high quality red mulch which retains its special colour and is eco-friendly too. 

The difference you get with Gembrook Garden Supplies

It’s nice to know that you can still get true quality garden supplies with the very best in expert advice whenever you need it.

That’s where Gembrook Garden Supplies stands out from other suppliers for all the right reasons. 

You can get something special for your garden like our supply of high grade mulches. This is where you’ll find our 20mm organic mulch that’s made from recycled timber and with a rich colouring created by using eco-friendly products.

This all means you get a quality mulch that’s great for your garden, good for Mother Nature as well as being one that retains its distinctive red colour for longer.

See the great range for yourself by visiting our yard at 420 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, in Gembrook. You can call our friendly team of professionals on (03) 5967 7070 or request a quote now.

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