Garden Mulchers and Chippers
With the focus on recycling rather than creating waste Garden Mulchers and Chippers come in a range of sizes that can turn garden waste into useful mulch. Mulchers can also be very useful in reducing the size of tree pruning's and autumn leaves to make for speedy composting.
Coming in both petrol and electric forms as well as a range of sizes to suit different garden needs they vary in price from a few hundred dollars upwards. Retail suppliers of can be found in all states, or products can be found for sale online.
With mulcher models ranging from portable electric blower vacuums with a mulching or shredding function and self mulching mowers, right up to chipper mulchers that will handle a range of tree and shrub pruning's, Mulchers and Chippers can eliminate garden waste as well as provide a valuable source of mulch for the home garden. Simple electric blower vacs that also mulch are great for small gardens where you need to remove autumn leaves and similar. Forget the blower function, use the mulching function where leaves are sucked up and shredded, ready to be returned straight to the garden or placed in the compost heap.
Why Mulch or Chip Garden waste before Composting?
By reducing the size of garden waste you will speed up the composting process, smaller pieces of organic waste mean a larger surface area and much faster decomposition. If you are using a compost bin you will find that breaking waste down as finely as possible is recommended by manufactures.
What Size Garden Mulcher Do You Need?
A quick review of garden mulchers might say that bigger is usually stronger and quicker, but not necessarily better or more convenient. So before you buy a new Mulcher or Chipper take a walk around the garden and evaluate what materials you will be putting into your new machine and also how muck and how often.
If you are looking at a very small garden with mainly leaves than a small blower, vac with a mulching function will do the job, remember that these machines will not chip branches and have limited capacity,.
If you have a bigger garden with lots of shrubs and trees that need to be pruned then you are looking at something a little more robust. Heavy duty garden Mulchers or Chippers are usually rated on power as well as the diameter of the branch that they will take, this is a good guide to what you need. Some machines have bigger hoppers than others, some have different feeding mechanisms and outputs, all of these points need to be considered when buying a mulcher or chipper. Nearly all models come on wheels, and as you will need to move the machine around the garden for different chipping and mulching jobs, ease of movement is important.
Garden Mulchers and Chipper - Australian Suppliers