Garden Mulch FOR SALE – Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee

Eucalyptus Garden Mulch is a low maintenance ground cover, pleasing to the eye and to the plants.

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN WITHOUT THE WORK LOAD WITH NATURAL EUCY MULCH

Healthier plants, fewer weeds, reduces watering and keeps your garden looking neat and tidy.

We produce our Eucalyptus oil throughout Summer. This link will show your our  Eucalyptus Oil harvest and production at Emu Ridge, and as a result we have lots of perfect sterile garden mulch for sale. We use this mulch here at Emu Ridge on the plantations in between the rows to help keep as much moisture in as possible and its used to help start the fire. It’s much finer than our previous hand harvested mulch, which makes it perfect for garden beds, making them nice and neat and it will keep out all those weeds!

FREE delivery to Kingscote or give us a call to arrange pick up or delivery. Any quantity available on request. No job is too big or small.
Ph: 8553 8228

This mulch is much finer than the hand-harvested mulch

packed into bags for easy transportation

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it makes gardens beds look very neat and tidy!

WHAT IS EMU RIDGE EUCY MULCH

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch is a sterilized, organic leaf mulch made from the leaves and twigs of the Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia). It can be applied at any time of the year.

It comes from the process of distilling Emu Ridge Pure Eucalyptus Oil where the leaves and twigs are sterilized in steam for four hours which removes tannins and the oil.  Sterilization kills weed seeds and insects, ensuring a pure, clean, organic leaf mulch.

It has the natural look of a forest floor and a lovely bushland fragrance.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch comprises 100% natural plant material and contains Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Iron and trace elements.  It has a pH range of 5.8 – 6.5.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch allows good air and water circulation, encouraging better root growth.  It absorbs the rain whilst preventing it from compacting the surface soil and breaks down into a rich, friable, organic humus after two or three years. It is a light and porous  material which is heavy enough not to blown about in windy conditions.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch is tightly packed in grain bags, cement bags, trailers or trucks.  No order is too large or small.  Price is determined by volume.

WHERE TO USE EMU RIDGE EUCY MULCH

 Native Gardens

 Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch spread to a depth of 30 to 70mm is extremely suitable for native gardens as the natural habitat of many natives is a surface covering of leaves and twigs.  Most natives prefer a light sandy soil and Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch stops the soil caking after watering or being washed away.  Also, by keeping out lights, suppresses weed growth, reducing the tiresome work associated with weed control.

Shade, Ornamental and Fruit Trees

 A 30 to 70mm layer of Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch helps keep roots cool, the soil damp and moisture available for plants during hot, dry and windy weather.  It is particularly useful for fibrous rooted trees such as citrus.

Shrub and Flower Beds

 Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch given as a 30 to 50mm dressing, helps keep soil temperature constant.

In summer, Eucy Mulch stops reflected heat scorching plants and in winter, it acts as an insulator against biting winds and driving rain.

It is excellent around Azaleas, Rhododendrons and Camellias.

HOW TO USE EMU RIDGE EUCY MULCH

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch is easier to spread around plants when it is damp and liable.  Simple hose or wet the mulch a day or two before application.  Water the ground well before spreading the mulch.  If the soil is compacted, loosen the surface first to allow air and water to penetrate.  You will obtain better weed control if weeds are chipped before Eucy Mulch is spread.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch, like all mulches, should be kept away from the base of plant stems to stop the development of collar rot.  This is particularly important with seedlings and native plants.

At the time of application, it is worthwhile applying a light sprinkling of a nitrogenous fertilizer such as blood and bone, to avoid any possibility of an imbalance of soil nutrients.

WHAT EMU RIDGE EUCY MULCH DOES

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch keeps soil cooler in summer and warmer in winter, improving the environment for root development and plant growth.  Encourages worm activity too.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch reduces watering as it stops evaporation, allows more surface roots to develop, reduces wilting and protects young seedlings from drying out.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch reduces weed growth. Weeds that do grow are spindly and easily removed.  The thicker layer of Eucy Mulch the more complete the weed control.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch allows the soil to breathe, reduces surface soil compaction, stops erosion and stimulates deeper root development.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch improves the condition of both sandy and clay soils.  As Eucy Mulch decomposes, it adds humus and valuable nutrients to the soil.  This improves soil structure, allows better drainage and prevents nutrients being washed from the soil.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch is the ideal mulch as it is organic, coarse and porous, controls weeds, holds water, is non-toxic and forms an attractive and natural ground cover.

For prices and information contact:

Larry and Bev Turner

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery

Telephone:  (08) 8553 8228 or

Email: info@emuridge.com.au

Web: www.emuridge.com.au

 

 

 

Volunteer Wwoofers and Workaways at Emu Ridge

Here at Emu Ridge, we welcome Wwoofers, Workaways and Volunteers. It’s a great way for these people to see behind the scenes of so many different tourism businesses and we certainly enjoy meeting people from around the world and learning about their culture!

Wwoofer stands for “World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms”, or “Willing Workers on Organic Farms” It is a loose network of national organizations that facilitate placement of volunteers on organic farms. For more information please follow the link… http://www.wwoof.com.au/

A Workaway is a cultural exchange, you offer a few hours of volunteering in exchange of food and accommodation. To register as a volunteer follow this link… www.workaway.info

 

Below are just a few of our wwoofers, workaways and volunteers we’ve had:

US girls  August 2016 See this link for more

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5th June 2016 – Phoebe

We farewell Phoebe a Workaway volunteer from the USA. We thank her for help help and hope she enjoyed her time at Emu Ridge. She will be our last helper for a while as we are enjoying some R & R visiting family in sunny Darwin ☀️?

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5th February 2016 – Bianca

We say a kind thank you and goodbye to the lovely Bianca from Austria. Bianca experienced Emu Ridge and had fun designing our new template for our newsletter, waitressing, she did a fabulous job at restocking our shop, helping out in the kitchen and lot lots more. We love to have Wwoofers here at Emu Ridge, it’s a great experience to have people from all over the world come to stay with us, but it’s always hard to see them go.