- Sugar cane mulch sold in the produce (although this gets expensive)
- Bales of mulch hay, which is really just good hay that's been out in the weather too long, most hay farmers will have a few bales of mulch hay that they can sell cheaply, although this is difficult to collect if you don't have a ute and can contain seeds (I usually have a lovely crop of oats in my garden from using oat hay at some stage, however that's all good green manure)
- The dregs of rounds bales of good hay for the cattle - anyone who keeps animals will know that they never eat all of the hay, but at least I can find a good use to anything that doesn't get eaten.
- Grass clippings (again it can have seeds, but I grow so many weeds in the garden anyway, I don't care!)
- Chicken laying box wood shavings (infused with chicken poo fertiliser)
- Chicken feathers from when we butcher roosters - this is a recent experiment and is quite alarming at first when you walk into the garden and see feathers everywhere!
- Wood chips - If we need to clear small sapplings, or trees branches, we usually chip them using a mulcher we bought on ebay.
|There's a car trailer under that pile of sapplings!|
|A pile of mulch ready to spread on the garden|
Using mulch in the garden