Sustainable Garden Design Perth & Fremantle,
Why are mulches an integral part a sustainable garden?
Mulch can help to maintain balanced soil temperatures, increase water
infiltration and retention, prevent soil compaction, control erosion,
reduce weeds, improve soil texture and provide a source of organic
matter for the microorganisms. Mulches are often available locally
and free through many local councils.
Organic mulches derived from plants are only one type. In many circumstances
plants thrive in stone or gravel mulches equally well. One of my favourite
mulches is locally produced granite which comes in a number of different
sizes and provides a beautiful aesthetic suitable for contemporary
native garden design and native cottage gardens alike. I have even
used white beach sand and seaweed in some of my designs.