We’re just a couple of weeks out from spring and it’s time to get out into the sunshine and primp up the garden.
Last time we looked at some mulching tips for great gardening success over the next six months (including purchasing top quality Perth mulch from us here at Oakford Firewood and Mulch). Today we offer some more helpful hints and tips for early spring, for making the most of your garden… Continue reading More Spring Gardening Tips
Spring is coming very soon and it’s a time when the whole world seems to come alive again. Arguably the most beautiful season, it’s warm, balmy, and a tonic after the chilly winter months. It’s also a time to enjoy being outside before summer heat and humidity set in.
The urge to get out into the garden is almost primitive when those first sunny spring weekends arrive. There’s nothing quite like planting in herbs, vegetables, and flowering plants. And part of doing this successfully means great preparation. Continue reading Tips for Spring Mulching
If you’re a horse owner, you will know how important it is to care for your precious equine properly in order to keep him healthy. One factor in this is adequate bedding.
There is an array of bedding types from which to choose, and all have their pros and cons. Continue reading Equine Bedding: Why you Need Premium Stable Sawdust
Lots of us dream of having our very own backyard veggie patch. Let’s face it, what’s not to like about growing your own food from scratch, and knowing that at least some of what you eat is garden fresh and has not been sitting in some supermarket warehouse cooler for an indeterminate amount of time?
It’s not difficult to get started – here are some tips for the basics, from sourcing cheap mulch in Perth to selecting veggies to grow. Continue reading Creating Your Own Vegetable Patch
We have mentioned before how important it is to maintain your fireplace for an optimal winter warming experience. This includes using premium Perth firewood as well as making sure your chimney is clean and maintained by a professional.
It might come as a surprise to many to learn that chimney sweeps still exist and are easy to locate for keeping your chimney in safe working order. Continue reading Chimney Sweeps – not an Extinct Occupation!
There is nothing nicer on a cold winter’s night than snuggling up with a cosy rug, a book or a movie, and a cup of hot chocolate (or mulled wine!) in front of a cracking open fire. The entire atmosphere of an open fire is a feast for the senses: dancing flames, crackling logs, the sweet aroma of great quality firewood, and delicious warmth which has no equal. Continue reading Delicious Indoor Open Fires: Safety First
As we know, mulch is any material placed atop soil in a garden to enhance the wellbeing of both the soil and plants. It may be organic or inorganic. In our last post, we looked at the benefits of using mulch – today we address safety issues inherent in its use. Continue reading Working with Mulch Safely
At some point all garden lovers will encounter the need to use mulch. While not mandatory, the benefits of using mulch are enormous. Mulch can be as simple as grass clippings (not ideal), wood chips (can be too acidic), or other mediums; the best is organic compost. You can make your own mulch if you have a composting bin and some dedication, but it can be much quicker, easier, less work (and less smelly in the long term!) to purchase mulch from a reputable supplier in your area. It is also the premium option for the health of your garden. Continue reading Why You Need Great Garden Mulch
This is a great time of year to install a back yard fire pit. The weather is cooling, the nights are getting longer, and, for the most part, seasonal fire restrictions have been lifted. A fire pit is one of the best ways to make the most of your outdoor space, and extend its use throughout autumn and winter. Continue reading Tips for Installing a Backyard Fire Pit
Wood burning is the oldest and, we believe, ultimately the best method of heating homes during the cold winter months. Continue reading What Constitutes a Great Firewood?