With summer behind us, now is the perfect opportunity to head outdoors and give your garden some love.
To help get your garden beds in order, take advantage of the free mulch available at council's Buderim and Caloundra Resource Recovery Centres to all customers, both residents and commercial, with no quantity limit, but only while stocks last.
Manager Waste and Recovery John Hogg said the change of season from summer to autumn typically saw a rise in customers filling up their trailers with garden mulch from one of council's tips.
"The high temperatures and rain over summer can cause grass and weeds to shoot up more quickly than usual," Mr Hogg said.
"Combine this with the choice between the joys of indoor air-conditioning or braving the outdoor climate, and it's no surprise people have held off on gardening upkeep and maintenance until now.
"Mulch can provide numerous benefits for your garden from inhibiting weed growth to holding in soil moisture and protecting your plants from drying out quickly.
"Due to excess stock, we are able to offer free mulch to all customers from our Buderim and Caloundra Resource Recovery Centres until supplies run out.
"There is also free standard mulch up to three cubic metres per day available to all domestic residents (non-commercial) from our other Resource Recovery Centres and Nambour Rural Transfer Stations, when in stock."
To check rubbish tip locations or stock availability, visit council's website.