How to Choose the Best Mulch for Your WA Vegetable Garden

From bountiful flower beds to perfectly manicured lawns, the right garden products can make all the difference. One of the most important investments when shopping for gardening supplies is premium mulch. As Western Australia’s trusted leader in high-quality mulch, DSATCO Mulch has compiled some helpful tips to keep in mind when selecting mulch for your vegetable garden. Read on to learn more and contact us to discuss your needs.

Look for a Thick, Chunky Composition

Let’s start with the mulch makeup. Mulch can be made out of bark, manure, compost, straw or a combination of these materials. To enhance protection and water retention, it’s best to look for a nice, thick mulch with bark and manure, rather than just straw or hay. The best-selling DSATCO Lupin mulch, for example, contains 100% organic sourced lupin plant material mixed with chicken manure, making it a high-quality mulch that saves water and protects your plants.

Compare Standard vs. Premium Mulch

A nutrient analysis on the packaging is a sign of premium mulch with high nutrient contents. Premium mulch is preferred because it enriches the soil compared to standard mulch with minimal nutrients. Also, rather than allowing nitrogen to nourish your garden bed, standard mulch contains materials that actually take nitrogen away from your plants. Premium mulch garden products help plants and vegetable gardens flourish with improved health and hardiness. Plus, the higher quality the mulch, the longer it will last and the more protection it will provide against Australia’s harsh elements.

Choose Organic Mulch

Look for the organic label when shopping mulch gardening supplies. Originating from living materials, organic mulches may contain straw, shredded bark, grasses, leaves, pine needles and compost. The best organic mulch will condition soil, encourage earthworms for natural aeration and reduce soil compaction. Look for, at a minimum, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur and calcium in your organic mulch options.

Discover DSATCO Gardening Supplies in Metro & Country WA

Now that you know more about high-quality mulch and how to choose the right gardening supplies for your needs, you can move toward your growing goals. As a family-owned business in the Wheatbelt region, DSATCO Mulch can help you find what you’re looking for. Contact us online to order high-quality mulch and garden products in Western Australia.