As Spring edges closer, now is the perfect time to start doing some winter preparation for your summer garden. Important actvities in your winter garden include watering, composting and feeding, working with layout, and pruning.
With the holiday season looming, if your garden has suffered over the last couple of months due to the drought and water restrictions, then you'll need to aggressively implement a strategy for bringing your plant life back to a healthy state. Part of this is ensuring that your plans for January and February consist of not only water retention, but also efficient splitting, dividing and pruning to make sure ever square meter of garden is maximising intake.
Mulched soils are the perfect arena for healthy plant growth. Especially in a drought, all that water retention is deeply appreciated by plant roots. While it is still necessary to water plants, if you've been a recent buyer of a Jojo tank unit and have commenced rain water harvesting, you can easily target root zones with your reclaimed water.
In this dreadful season of drought, it is important to understand the role of mulch and the basic need of its benefits for not only your plants, but the soil that feeds them. Its benefits are quite vast to cover in one post, but we'll unpack your soil first and then we'll point to specific drought indications that could potentially creep up in the coming summer months.
There are huge benefits when utilising a proper garden maintenance plan - including not just how your garden looks, but is more in tune with how a planned ecosystem can create a longer lasting garden. With proper moisture retention, an efficient and eco friendly irrigation system and the proper balance of indigenous plants that rely on the seasonal whims of our beautiful North Coast, you can have an asset to your property that will enhance value and add character to your experience.
Mulching in this drought may be one of the very best practises you implement to sustain the plants in your garden.