A woman came home to a nasty shock after her husband accidentally accepted several mounds of mulch from a tree lopper – rendering her home ‘barely visible’ behind the giant piles.
Fiona, from New South Wales, shared that her husband was on an important work call when he agreed for the mulch to be dropped over.
The man did not confirm how much would be offloaded and was similarly surprised by the sheer amount of eucalyptus and pine mix.
Tree mulch typically consists of dead plant material such as compost, leaves, bark, and grass.
‘They say it is going to be a hot summer. Protect your plants and trees now!’ she wrote in an attempt to get her neighbours to take some off her hands.
A woman came home to a nasty shock when she realised her husband accidentally accepted several mounds of mulch from a tree lopper – rendering her home ‘barely visible’
Tree mulch also protects soil from erosion, suppresses weeds, and moderates temperature extremes.
It can also be used for flower beds, vegetable patches, compost, filling in holes and more.
‘My hubby made the rookie error of accepting a load of mulch from a tree lopper when we weren’t home … the result is that I can barely see my house for all the wood chips,’ Fiona said alongside a photo of her front yard.
Many laughed alongside Fiona, with a few sharing similar tales of woe.
‘We walked past and saw it the other day and wondered if you were building the extension with mulch,’ a neighbour wrote.
‘This happens a lot … and that’s clearly more than one drop, so it was definitely intentional!’ another said.
‘Oh babe, I know a few people stung by the tree lopper – including myself,’ a woman shared.
But some warned about leaving it in the front yard for too long.
‘Beware, it’s a fire hazard around houses. Best used away from dwellings!’ one man said.
‘As a bonus, you’ll get heaps of unwanted plants growing in you garden, and termites love this,’ a second wrote.