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Jan 15, 2018
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Fruit Trees

Why not grow a home orchard? What could be better than fruit picked fresh from the tree?

Many home gardeners have given up on fruit trees because they did not really get to enjoy the fruit – the local birdlife, possums, bats, vermin or insects got to it first! That can be a problem, but there are also some ways to outsmart the competition so that the feasting rights and benefits become yours.

While there are insecticides to provide an easy solution to the insect side of this problem, it is quite another thing to deter our native fauna. They are, after all, protected and we don’t want to remove them from our gardens, and we don’t even mind sharing some of the fruit with them… just not all of it. Generally, the problem is that while we wait for the fruit to ripen, the possums, bats and birds are happy to feast on the unripened fruit. If we pick the fruit too early, it will not ripen.

Tree nets are now available, which protect the fruit to a large degree, but they are expensive and if not erected correctly, may entangle animals and birds. An alternative to netting is shade cloth over the canopy of the tree, or using individual paper bags over accessible fruit.

Metal sheet Tree Collars are helpful where the issue is a possum or rat climbing up the trunk of the tree.

To keep birds away from ripening fruit, shiny objects hanging in the tree may serve as a deterrent. CDs, aluminium pie pans, strips of reflective tape, a scarecrow shape in the branches – these will all help keep the birds away. Remember to take down the obstacles after the fruit has ripened and is removed. The ecosystem in your garden needs birds to visit and help with cross pollination.

Another solution for the home gardener wanting to enjoy the fruit of their garden is to choose dwarf varieties when planting. These are easier to manage – whether it is spraying for insects or using netting or shade cloth to protect the fruit. These dwarf plants can also be kept in pots, and placed in a protected environment – away from the natural wildlife.

All fruit producing trees and vines should be carefully pruned after fruiting, and will benefit from regular fertilising. Attending to these will help produce a bigger crop for you to enjoy. Even if you have to share some of it with the wildlife!

Sep 1, 2017
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Looking for regular mulch deliveries?

We are looking for people that will accept large mulch deliveries on a regular basis. Each load can range between 8-18 cubic metres. We can do multiple deliveries and sometimes we have several trucks working and can easily deliver 20 cubic metres in a day.

18 cubic metres will cost approximately $200 delivered. If you required the mulch to be spread across the garden we can do and we would have to quote depending on the landscape and size of the task. The mulch is basically free, our labour is not. Contact us today for more information.

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Oct 5, 2014
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Palm Tree Removal

When the time comes to remove palm trees from your property it’s always best to trust the hands of a professional. Removing a tree can be extremely hard work and quite often the process requires the help of some type of heavy machinery. With our palm removal service you can get the most competitive quote on the cost of removal and clean up on your property.

Our crew has extensive experience in removing palm trees as well as performing pruning and trimming services. Depending on the size of your tree we will come in with heavy equipment and speciality industry methods that we use to reduce the chance of any type of damage to your property, to your land as well as any risk for injury on the part of our crew. We have successfully removed hundreds of palm trees as well as their stumps and roots systems so that you can take back your backyard or front yard.

Palm tree removal can also be extremely beneficial if a tree is regularly intersecting power lines or in the event of an emergency situation. We are always available and on call for Palm removals and we know that these trees are regular common targets during tropical storms, hurricanes and severe weather. We can work to remove any broken palm trees from your land and ensure that your lawn is cleaned up to its original condition. The cost for removal and emergency services is extremely competitive and we are more than willing to work through your insurance agency to provide you with the emergency palm tree removal that you require to get your life back to normal.

Our company can provide stump removal, emergency removal, haul away services as well as trimming and pruning services. If you have a palm tree that needs attention on your property contact us today.

Oct 14, 2013
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Palm mulch for rose gardens!

Did you know that palm mulch is perfect for rose beds? The acidity is just right in the fibrous mulch and it holds a good amount of water making it perfect for your rose beds. You can use other types of mulch but from our experience they are less effective than palm mulch. According to the Queensland Rose Society rose beds need to be kept well mulched. They recommend Lucerne hay, straw, grass clippings, old dry cow manure or wood chips. They make a point to mention that pine back should NOT be used… ever. They neglect to mention palm mulch. Maybe this is because palm mulch cannot be bought in stores or at a nursery – it has to be delivered fresh from your local aborist. Contact us today and organise a delivery of some palm mulch, it is a lot less expensive than you might think!

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Oct 14, 2013
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Palm mulch for rose gardens!

Did you know that palm mulch is perfect for rose beds? The acidity is just right in the fibrous mulch and it holds a good amount of water making it perfect for your rose beds. You can use other types of mulch but from our experience they are less effective than palm mulch. According to the Queensland Rose Society rose beds need to be kept well mulched. They recommend Lucerne hay, straw, grass clippings, old dry cow manure or wood chips. They make a point to mention that pine back should NOT be used… ever. They neglect to mention palm mulch. Maybe this is because palm mulch cannot be bought in stores or at a nursery – it has to be delivered fresh from your local aborist. Contact us today and organise a delivery of some palm mulch, it is a lot less expensive than you might think!

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Oct 14, 2013
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Palm mulch for rose gardens!

Did you know that palm mulch is perfect for rose beds? The acidity is just right in the fibrous mulch and it holds a good amount of water making it perfect for your rose beds. You can use other types of mulch but from our experience they are less effective than palm mulch. According to the Queensland Rose Society rose beds need to be kept well mulched. They recommend Lucerne hay, straw, grass clippings, old dry cow manure or wood chips. They make a point to mention that pine back should NOT be used… ever. They neglect to mention palm mulch. Maybe this is because palm mulch cannot be bought in stores or at a nursery – it has to be delivered fresh from your local aborist. Contact us today and organise a delivery of some palm mulch, it is a lot less expensive than you might think!

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Sep 27, 2013
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Mulch grades for your garden

A great option for your garden is mulch. As an organic compound they will break down over time releasing nutrients into your garden. Different mulches can be made of denser material it takes longer to break down reducing the frequency of mulch application. Mulches come in a range of grades – from fine through medium, and course. The best grade of mulch to use is course as it doesn’t readily absorb any moisture allowing more water to penetrate into the soil. The finer mulches act like a sponge and absorb the moisture, often leading to a seed bed for weeds.

The arbor mulch we produce and sell for a nominal cost is course in type and has bark components to it. The type of mulch varies depending on the tree being removed on the day but is always excellent quality. Contact us today if you’re interested in receiving regular deliveries of mulch.

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Sep 27, 2013
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Mulch grades for your garden

A great option for your garden is mulch. As an organic compound they will break down over time releasing nutrients into your garden. Different mulches can be made of denser material it takes longer to break down reducing the frequency of mulch application. Mulches come in a range of grades – from fine through medium, and course. The best grade of mulch to use is course as it doesn’t readily absorb any moisture allowing more water to penetrate into the soil. The finer mulches act like a sponge and absorb the moisture, often leading to a seed bed for weeds.

The arbor mulch we produce and sell for a nominal cost is course in type and has bark components to it. The type of mulch varies depending on the tree being removed on the day but is always excellent quality. Contact us today if you’re interested in receiving regular deliveries of mulch.

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Aug 4, 2013
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How to mulch

Why?

During cold or dry times plants become very vulnerable. Mulching can offer huge benefits in these situations. It has the ability to lock in moisture and to insulate roots from cold in addition to offering protection against weeds and providing extra nutrients for a plant. It also has the added benefit of making the tops of pots and borders more aesthetically pleasing.

What?

Mulch can be made from a number of substances, usually from organic materials but there are some exceptions. Examples of organic mulches include leaves, grass clippings, woodchip, straw, peat moss and cardboard. The mulch applied may also be either permanent or temporary. Inorganic may include rubber or plastic mulch. When considering the type of mulch to use, many factors will play a role. Factors to take into consideration are the cost, availability, appearance, cleanliness and its effect on the soil (pH, decomposition, combustibility).

How?

The process of mulching itself is relatively simple. Preparation is key: firstly the site must be as clear as possible. This includes weeds in particular, as they can be difficult to remove once the mulch has been applied and existing weeds will compete with the plants for the benefit of the mulch. Secondly, make sure that the soil in the area to be mulched is moist. If necessary be sure to water the area. It is important to carry out this step as once a layer of mulch has been applied it can be very difficult to sufficiently wet any dry soil. To apply the mulch itself first fill up a wheelbarrow or similar container with your mulch of choice. Then proceed to spread a layer of mulch around the plants or across the area of soil, a spade can be used to spread it. The layer should ideally be about 5 cm (2 inches) thick. When spreading around plants you should always leave a small gap around the stems. A rake can then be used to achieve a levelled finish.

When?

The optimum time of year to apply mulch is dependent on the effect you are trying to achieve by the application of mulch. If aiming to protect the roots and crowns of newly planted trees, shrubs or herbs from frost, the best time to apply is the autumn or early winter. However, in order to protect entire beds or borders from quickly drying out in the summer heat, the mulch should be applied in late winter or early spring in order to trap in moisture created from wet weather.

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Aug 4, 2013
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How to mulch

Why?

During cold or dry times plants become very vulnerable. Mulching can offer huge benefits in these situations. It has the ability to lock in moisture and to insulate roots from cold in addition to offering protection against weeds and providing extra nutrients for a plant. It also has the added benefit of making the tops of pots and borders more aesthetically pleasing.

What?

Mulch can be made from a number of substances, usually from organic materials but there are some exceptions. Examples of organic mulches include leaves, grass clippings, woodchip, straw, peat moss and cardboard. The mulch applied may also be either permanent or temporary. Inorganic may include rubber or plastic mulch. When considering the type of mulch to use, many factors will play a role. Factors to take into consideration are the cost, availability, appearance, cleanliness and its effect on the soil (pH, decomposition, combustibility).

How?

The process of mulching itself is relatively simple. Preparation is key: firstly the site must be as clear as possible. This includes weeds in particular, as they can be difficult to remove once the mulch has been applied and existing weeds will compete with the plants for the benefit of the mulch. Secondly, make sure that the soil in the area to be mulched is moist. If necessary be sure to water the area. It is important to carry out this step as once a layer of mulch has been applied it can be very difficult to sufficiently wet any dry soil. To apply the mulch itself first fill up a wheelbarrow or similar container with your mulch of choice. Then proceed to spread a layer of mulch around the plants or across the area of soil, a spade can be used to spread it. The layer should ideally be about 5 cm (2 inches) thick. When spreading around plants you should always leave a small gap around the stems. A rake can then be used to achieve a levelled finish.

When?

The optimum time of year to apply mulch is dependent on the effect you are trying to achieve by the application of mulch. If aiming to protect the roots and crowns of newly planted trees, shrubs or herbs from frost, the best time to apply is the autumn or early winter. However, in order to protect entire beds or borders from quickly drying out in the summer heat, the mulch should be applied in late winter or early spring in order to trap in moisture created from wet weather.

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