Before we had the mulcher, we used to buy mulch hay from a local farmer for $10/round bale. This also did a good job, but we can't get it anymore. We have also used sugar-cane mulch and wood shavings, but these become very expensive options and we needed something we could make ourselves to keep the cost down. As we have such a good supply of saplings still, the mulcher should keep us going for a while yet!
Last weekend we decided to do a final tidy up of the front paddock and cut down all the remaining saplings and loaded them onto the car trailer. We then spent about 4 hours mulching. My husband cuts the branches into suitable sizes and I push them through the mulcher. We had a very nice pile of mulch by the end of it, which I spread around the outside of the vege garden and on the internal paths.
For tidying up AND keeping a nice supply of mulch, the mulcher has been the perfect solution, so if you have plenty of unwanted saplings, I absolutely recommend buying or hiring mulcher.
|Spreading the mulch on the garden - you can never have too much mulch!|