This story is for people who love to garden but who also live in a bushfire prone area.
It’s also my story because I love mulching with stones.
Problem is: most vegetable garden mulches are a fire hazard and too much soft mulching is a big no no during the fire season. Just when your garden is just begging to be mulched!
All is not lost. One neat answer is lapidary mulching – it’s an old art practiced by, amongst others, the original inhabitants of Easter Island. There are many benefits to lapidary mulching, not least that stones have a lovely aesthetic quality.