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Control My Weeds

10 Jul, 2018

How to control my weeds

Weeds are often the greatest barrier to enjoying our gardens

Time can be better spent doing wonderful things in the garden — like growing veggies or landscaping garden beds (or putting our feet up with a good book!).

But if you don’t get on top of your weeds, they can smother your plants and use what little water and nutrients are available from your soil — not to mention just getting bigger and bigger and taking up the entire garden!


Mulching works as a physical barrier to the germination and growth of weeds by restricting light (so that seeds don’t germinate). Mulch also forms a barrier to underground plant parts that are trying to reach the light (like sour sobs and garlic weed). If weeds are growing in the mulch layer, they are easier to pull out, and over a few years of adding a mulch that conditions your soil, the soil itself will be more manageable and easier to pull out weeds.

Applying mulch can save you a lot of backbreaking (and heartbreaking) work later in the season. We have a great range of mulches to choose from, with varying top-up times from one to three years.

So what do I do?

Whether you are a die-hard-compost-me-when-I-die kind of gardener, or a non-gardener who knows that mulching is going to save time and money down the track, our Product Guide can help you work our the best option for you and your garden.


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