Ultra Mulch Mat™

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(using this mat is equivalent to using 100mm of traditional mulch)

THE ULTIMATE WEED MULCH SOLUTION

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Ultra Mulch Mat 48cm x 48cm – from $2.06

  • Stops weeds for up to 3 to 4 years
  • Captures and conserves water
  • Is equivalent to using 100mm traditional mulch
  • Incredibly easy and 50% quicker to install than traditional mulch
  • Improves plant growth and survival
  • 95% biodegradable with 5% degradable and non toxic to environment
  • 100% block out
  • Manufactured in Australia

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Ultra Mulch Mat is a revolutionary new mulch weed mat, manufactured in Australia from Palm fibres encased in non-woven  fully UV stabilised material, ultrasonically welded with no glues or adhesives.

Ultra Mat’s applications include public and private landscaping, forestry, native tree revegetation, many horticultural operations including tree and vine growers, and soil erosion control.

In landscaping situations, Ultra Mulch Mat weed mat directly substitutes for woody mulch. Ultra Mulch Mat has independently verified benefits for both crop performance and the environment.

PUTTING WASTE TO WORK

Over 90 million tons of palm fibre waste is produced each year. What would otherwise be a high environmental cost, is turned into a mulch that improves plant growth and reduces greenhouse gas emissions!

ULTRA MULCH MAT STOPS WEEDS

UltraMat mulch weed mat has been shown to stop weeds for 3 to 4 years.

ULTRA MULCH MAT CAPTURES AND CONSERVES WATERIMG_0876

For every 1mm of rain per square meter Ultra MULCH Mat will capture 1 litre of water.

Ultra Mulch Mat weed mat is unique as it actually captures moisture that is required to support the growth of a new tree. Mulch conserves soil moisture by reducing the evaporation of water from the soil by sun and wind. Water losses can be considerable if mulch is not used to create a vapour ba rrier. Trials have shown that mulch has an influence on soil moisture to a depth of 10cm2. Using Ultra Mulch Mat is particularly important for establishing plants, collecting and conserving water around the root ball before a deeper more extensive root mass forms. UltraMulch Mat has been shown to have significantly higher soil moisture than bare soil.

ULTRA MULCH MAT  SUPPORTS PLANT GROWTH

Enhanced growth rates have been observed in Pittosporum tree growth trials. Tree growth, as measured by the increase in trunk circumference, was more than twice as much in the Ultra Mulch Mat treatments compared to the weedy unmaintained control. Although not statistically different, trees surround ed by Ultra Mulch Mat outperformed the herbicide weed control treatment by over 30%.

One explanation for the enhanced tree performance is that the insulating properties of Ultra Mulch Mat reduced diurnal temperature fluctuations and extremes, which in turn have a positive effect on plant growth. Faster tree growth, combined with greater plant survival can represent significant cost savings with few plants and lower ongoing maintenance.

Australian trials have also confirmed high worm populations under Ultra Mulch Mat, leading to better soil structure and fertility.

ULTRA MULCH MAT FOR PLANT SURVIVAL

Plant survival is one of the most important aspects of landscape and revegetation programmes. Potentially the ongoing costs of maintenance and replacing lost trees is significant, which are likely to continue to suffer from the same rate of attrition.

ULTRA MULCH MAT FOR ADDED BENEFITSSnip20140904_23

Ultra Mulch Mat can be used as a device for carrying a wide range of agricultural and horticultural value added benefits. No other mulch can do this. It has the capability to add liquid organically certified fertiliser between the ultrasonic welded top and bottom layers. Methods could be found for adding other fertilisers, biochar, enzymes, organic acids and beneficial bacteria. Ultra Mulch Mat is also very easily coloured with environmentally safe pigments. On the top we can provide a red or pink mat which can improve crop quality and size. This is an area of ongoing and exciting research. For a copy of the most recent price list, call John on 0403 057 057 or email john@bdproducts.com.au

Special Pricing available on our range of weed mulch mat, tree guards and hardwood stakes for all Government Agencies, Landcare and CMA members. 

UltraMat™ Patent Pending # 2013901092