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How to stop mulch from blowing away

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MartyH
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How to stop mulch from blowing away

It's been really windy lately and our mulch keeps getting blown away. 

 

Googling for suggestions I noticed this MulchGard but it doesn't appear to be available in Oz. 

 

Any other suggestions?

 

Andy_Mann
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Re: How to stop mulch from blowing away

@MartyH, we lose mulch down the street on windy days, so what I've done is lay a thick bed of home mulched/shredded prunings from our garden as a base, then cover it lightly with bought playground/softfall wood chips for cosmetics.

Soft Fall Wood Chips

Other areas of our garden aren't wind affected, so we've generously applied the softfall wood chips there.

When the streetfront area of bought chips thin out, I scavage some from the plentiful areas.

Some less accessible areas of our landscape don't have plantings, so we've laid Gumtree sourced river pebbles there, & it's been highly effective in controlling weeds. That could be an option for you too, you could spread them over your existing wind prone mulch.

A completely different approach, would you be able to drape Anti-Bird netting over the mulch?

Brad
Valued Contributor

Re: How to stop mulch from blowing away

http://dirtglueaustralia.com.au/

 

Not sure if it is at a price for a home garden.

 

Anyway found some  more choices.

 

http://www.wetearth.com.au/Dust-suppression-chemicals?gclid=CJSCz6n7mNACFYoDvAod5GAIfg

 

http://www.spraygrassaustralia.com.au/products/?gclid=CJKBgab8mNACFQdvvAodDBYJLQ#product

 

http://www.dustex.com.au/

 

Geospray is what most mines use, it does look a bit green though.

greygardener
Valued Contributor

Re: How to stop mulch from blowing away

Watering ahead of a windy day can help. As can growing ground cover. There's been another discussion about ground cover options in recent days. 

Isobel
Valued Contributor

Re: How to stop mulch from blowing away

Yes, I suggest planting ground cover, as per this discussion - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Gardening/Ground-cover-suggestions-please/m-p/9192

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