Get your garden ready for summer with council's free mulch

IT'S time to start preparing gardens for the drier months and Noosa Shire Council can help.

The council offers residents and ratepayers up to three cubic metres of single-grind - or coarse-grind - mulch for free.

Residents can self-load the mulch at the Pomona and Cooroy Waste Transfer Stations or visit the Shire's Eumundi-Noosa Rd landfill where staff can load it for them.

"Mulch is a great way to maintain soil moisture in the garden, which helps extend the time between watering so as to conserve water during the hot Queensland summer months," Noosa council waste co-ordinator Ian Florence said.

"Mulching also keeps the soil temperature constant, plus you're adding extra organic matter to the soil when you add mulch to your gardens."

Council also provides higher quality double-grind mulch which is ideal for use as a soil conditioner, for $20 per cubic metre.

The coarse-grind mulch is available to commercial customers for $7.50 per cubic metre from the Noosaville landfill and $5.50 per cubic metre from the Cooroy and Pomona Waste Transfer Stations.

Self-loading applies at the Cooroy and Pomona Waste Transfer Stations, while the Eumundi-Noosa Road landfill offers a loading service.

Mr Florence said council had a vast supply of the free mulch ready to go generated from green waste collected at landfill.

For further information, phone the council on 5329 6500.

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