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Compost is composed of organic materials derived from plant and animal matter that has been decomposed, largely through aerobic decomposition. The process of composting is simple and practiced by individuals in their homes, farmers on their land, and industrially by cities and factories.
Compost can be rich in nutrients. It is used in gardens, landscaping, horticulture, and agriculture. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways including, as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer, providing additionional humic acids, and as a natural pesticide for soil. In ecosystems, compost is useful for erosion control, land and stream reclamation, wetland construction, and as landfill cover.
We make and supply our very own compost!
Mulch is a protective cover placed over the soil, to retain moisture, reduce erosion, suppress weed growth and seed germination, and provide nutrients as they decay. Mulching in gardens and landscapes mimics leaf cover on forest floors.
Mulch’s has a high water holding, especially important during droughts and when trees and shrubs are first planted. It keeps plant roots cool in summer months and warm during winter.
Pine bark mulch is similar in appearance to hardwood bark mulch, but it does not form an impervious layer, as does hardwood bark mulch.
When applied to the soil in late winter/early spring, Mulch will slow the warming of the soil by acting as an insulator, and will hold in moisture by preventing evaporation. Mulch, when applied at the time of peak soil temperatures in mid-summer, will maintain high soil temperatures further into the autumn.
Ground Pine Bark is Excellent for potting or landscaping mulch.
A 2- to 3- inch layer of pine bark is good for weed control. Pine bark makes an attractive, usually dark-colored mulch. It can be purchased in various particle sizes, from shredded to large-sized particles, called nuggets.
In addition to their aesthetic potential, wooden garden stepping stones also have practical uses:
In unmulched planting beds, they will reduce the amount of dirt tracked into the house.
In mulched planting beds, mulch particles can also be tracked into the house in wet weather; use garden stepping stones to address this problem.
On the lawn, garden stepping stones will absorb the pounding of foot traffic, saving your grass from compaction problems.
One of the most satisfying forms of woodworking, is using timber from your own trees and putting them through a saw mill to produce beautiful planking for use in your building projects.
This allows you to create with specialty woods that are ordinarily prohibitively expensive or for the most part unattainable to the do-it-yourselfer.
Whether you need to stock up on firewood to get you through the cold winter months in front of your indoor fireplace or need braai wood for your summertime entertaining we deliver to your doorstep!