More Spring Gardening Tips

spring_flowersWe’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

Tips for Spring Mulching

mulchSpring 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

Creating Your Own Vegetable Patch

vegge_patchLots 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

Chimney Sweeps – not an Extinct Occupation!

old_chimneyWe 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!

Delicious Indoor Open Fires: Safety First

fire_catThere 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

Why You Need Great Garden Mulch

MulchAt 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