Mulch, compost and worm farms

Mulching

There are many benefits to mulching your garden. The most important is for water conservation.

  • Mulch stops the top of the soil drying out, keeps the soil moist, and can reduce watering by about 60 per cent.
  • Mulching also prevents weeds and weed seed germination, which compete with plants for moisture and nutrients.
  • Mulching also keeps the soil temperature constant, and using an organic mulch means you are adding extra organic matter to the soil.

Mulching greatly improves soil conditions for the root zone of all plants.

Mulch is available to buy at Council's transfer stations. 

International Compost Awareness Week 

International Compost Awareness Week Australia (ICAW), during the month of May is a week of national activities, events and publicity to improve awareness of the importance of compost, a valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. We can compost to help scrap carbon pollution by avoiding landfilling organic materials and helping to build healthier soils.

Each year Council celebrates ICAW through different initiatives. Last year council celebrated by offering free compost deliveries for schools and early learning centres across the shire! This compost was made from the material collected from FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) bins across the shire, keeping it local. 

We also had five deliveries of compost up for grabs for residents to win by telling us in 30 words or less why compost was important to them and their garden.