Strulch organic garden mulch

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Strulch is a light and easy to use garden mulch made from wheat straw for organic gardening. Just remove existing weeds and spread the mulch 3-4cm deep on bare soil around established plants, leaving space around woody stems, and water well.

A patented process is used to 'preserve' the straw so it lasts for up to two years and gives an earthy brown colour which darkens with age.

As slugs and snails do not like the texture of this strulch, it now comes complete with added minerals to ensure those pesky slugs and snails stay away from your beds and borders for even longer.

Strulch has a neutral pH and can be used throughout the garden on borders, raised beds, around cultivated fruit and on vegetable plots.
  • Spend less time weeding as Strulch reduces weed growth by up to 95%.
  • Save water as Strulch helps retain moisture around plants
  • Improve your soil as Strulch enriches soil and its structure
  • Use all around the garden as Strulch is suitable for use around flowers,shrubs, fruit and vegetables.
  • Save time and money as Strulch, the mineralised straw garden mulch, lasts up to two years, spreading the cost, saving water and fertiliser, making your plants grow healthier and stronger and giving you more time to relax.
  • 100 litre bag will cover approx 3 square metres.


Please note: As a precaution please use gloves when handling. The packed product may contain traces of iron which will be absorbed by the straw after spreading. Keep away from sources of ignition when dry.

There are currently no 'goes well with' suggestions for this item.

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Strulch organic garden mulch
 
4.6

(based on 51 reviews)

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    (35)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (48)
  • Long lasting (38)
  • Organic (36)
  • Accelerated growth (10)

Cons

  • Bad odour (4)
  • Weeds (3)

Best Uses

  • Flower gardens (41)
  • Vegetable gardens (32)
  • Potted plants (15)

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5.0

Really useful stuff

By Twoshoes

from Wiltshire

About Me Master Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accelerated Growth
  • Easy to Use
  • Long Lasting
  • Organic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Flower Gardens
    • Potted Plants
    • Vegetable Gardens

    Comments about Strulch organic garden mulch:

    Slows down slugs and stops snails,
    Great for the soil.
    Looks nice,

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced
     
    5.0

    This product is in incredable and yet so light

    By Topcat

    from East Midlands

    About Me Master Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Long Lasting
    • Organic
    • Pleasant smell

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Flower Gardens
      • Vegetable Gardens

      Comments about Strulch organic garden mulch:

      This mulch is as good as any other mulch but with the advantage of being so easy to apply and adding nutrients to the soil. The colour is attractive and it smells really pleasant. . Amazingly whilst it is really light it stays where you put it. It does not get blown around. It is long lasting, the colour gradually fading. It has slug deterrent properties.

      I have used this for about 8 years now mainly around the dahlias.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Experienced
       
      5.0

      A Wonderful Mulch Medium

      By Al

      from East Anglia

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Long Lasting
      • Looks very good and is easy to apply

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden - Weed suppression and moisture retention

        Comments about Strulch organic garden mulch:

        Strulch is wonderful stiff. It is easy to apply and very lightweight but once applied and watered in it stays in place as a weed suppressor and a water-retaining mulch. It eventually breaks down after about a year to provide soil nutrients.

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Experienced
         
        5.0

        Happy to recommend

        By Geoff

        from Paisley

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Flower Gardens

          Comments about Strulch organic garden mulch:

          Easy to spread, with good coverage from bag.

          • Your Gardening Experience:
          • Experienced
           
          5.0

          Roses love it

          By Woo

          from London

          Pros

          • Accelerated Growth
          • Easy to Use
          • Long Lasting
          • Organic

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Flower Gardens
            • Potted Plants

            Comments about Strulch organic garden mulch:

            I really like Strulch, have used for 2 consecutive years for roses, hungry containerised fruit tree, and on a patch of clay soil. Wonderful difference in rose growth and increased flower production - on one rose in the second year of using it the rose flowered twice for the first time! It looks great too, on small borders I covered the who area and people commented how nice it looked. Noticed some people noted a displeasing smell when it was freshly applied, I love the smell - and all smell disappears very quickly. In a very heavy slug/snail year like 2016 it didn't really stop them ravaging the plants, but then it was an exceptional year for them after a warm winter and very wet June. Think you have to keep a dry surface on top of it, so I fluff it up from time to time to keep slugs and snails at bay. So light and easy to use these big sacks. In some areas there was still some left onthe surface of the soil the following year, in others most of it had gone in to the soil I like to apply a layer every year to have it good and thick for moisture conservation in my sandy soil areas.

            • Your Gardening Experience:
            • Experienced
             
            5.0

            Strut has is the mulch to use!

            By Sandie

            from Wiltshire

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Long Lasting
            • Organic

            Cons

            • Bit Smelly At First Not

            Best Uses

            • Flower Gardens
            • Vegetable Gardens

            Comments about Strulch organic garden mulch:

            Very smart topper for borders and the veg patch. Light and easy to use. Attractive. Has lasted 2 years and when it breaks down it is adding goodness to soil. What's not to like?

            • Your Gardening Experience:
            • Experienced
             
            3.0

            Hmmm

            By Avid reader

            from Cambridge

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Flower Gardens
              • Vegetable Gardens

              Comments about Strulch organic garden mulch:

              Light weight cf bark so bags much easier to handle. I don't like the look of it. So in my small town garden where everything's visible I am
              Back to Blark. bark of course. But each to his own. Worth a try.

              • Your Gardening Experience:
              • Experienced
               
              5.0

              reduce weeding - avoid slug damage

              By stephen

              from edinburgh

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Flower Gardens
                • Vegetable Gardens

                Comments about Strulch organic garden mulch:

                I spread Strulch around the strawberry plants and tender plants such as delphiniums. It keeps the snails and slugs away and gives them a great start. This is an excellent product.

                • Your Gardening Experience:
                • Experienced
                 
                4.0

                Good for the garden

                By bart

                from east riding

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Long Lasting
                • Organic

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Flower Gardens
                  • Fruit Bushes
                  • Vegetable Gardens

                  Comments about Strulch organic garden mulch:

                  Cuts down on weeding

                  • Your Gardening Experience:
                  • Experienced
                   
                  5.0

                  Very effective

                  By Sadie

                  from Halifax

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Strulch organic garden mulch:

                  I used this to put round my strawberries. It stopped weeds coming through, kept the fruit off the soil, and stopped my strawberries from being eaten by slugs. Very effective.

                  • Your Gardening Experience:
                  • Keen but clueless

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                  • Q:

                    Do you know how much (approx.)a 100 litre bag weighs - we have no easy access to our rear garden.... thanks
                    Asked on 30/10/2016 by p

                    1 answer

                    • Plant Doctor

                      A:

                      Hi There,

                      A 100 litre bag weighs approx 9 kilograms.

                      I hope this helps

                      Answered on 16/11/2016 by tara from crocus
                  • Q:

                    Hi, I have a clay soil and was wondering if Strulch would be a good product to protect my plants (perennials and roses)from frost during the winter months.
                    Asked on 20/9/2016 by LuvPilates from Waltham Abbey

                    1 answer

                    • Plant Doctor

                      A:

                      Hello,

                      Strulch would be ideal for creating an insulating layer of mulch around the base of the plants that will help protect the roots from low temperatures. Do be careful however not to build it up around the crown of the plants.

                      Answered on 28/9/2016 by Helen from crocus
                  • Q:

                    How much space does 1 x 100 litre bag cover?
                    Asked on 7/3/2016 by Saeed from United Kingdom

                    1 answer

                    • Plant Doctor

                      A:

                      Hello,

                      A 100 litre bag will cover approx 3 square metres.

                      Answered on 8/3/2016 by Helen from crocus
                  • Q:

                    Hi there
                    I'm in the process of planting loads of bulbs. If I put a thick layer of strulch on the soil, will it impede the bulbs coming through? Would it impede any other plants from growing? For example, I've just planted out a lot of viola plug plants - if I put strulch around it but not touching it, would the strulch stop the viola plug plants from spreading? Thanks.
                    Asked on 11/10/2015 by Catherine

                    1 answer

                    • Plant Doctor

                      A:

                      Hello,

                      The bulbs will have not trouble at all pushing up through this mulch, and as it was not applied too closely to the violas, it wont stop them growing either.

                      Answered on 14/10/2015 by Helen from crocus
                  • Q:

                    When is the best to apply Strulch?
                    Asked on 25/9/2013 by MillyMulch from Retford

                    1 answer

                    • Plant Doctor

                      A:

                      Hello,

                      Strulch can be applied at any time of the year, but I suppose the most popular times would be Spring or Autumn.

                      Answered on 26/9/2013 by Helen from Crocus
                  • Q:

                    Dear Plant Doctor,
                    My laurocerasus rotundiflora have never flowered in six years. A couple of years ago i saw the buds beginning to grow. What should i do to encourage the white flowers to grow. I have never added mulch around the hedge which is in my front garden which does not have a garden wall.
                    Asked on 6/7/2013 by Fabriella from Buckhurst Hill, Essex

                    1 answer

                    • Plant Doctor

                      A:

                      Hello,

                      There are a number of reasons why plants don't flower. These include too much shade or not enough water or nutrients. It can also be caused by the plant putting on new root growth instead of focusing its energies on producing flowers. I am not really sure why yours have not produced buds, but given time and the right conditions, there is no reason why they wont. You can often give them a bit of a push by feeding during the growing season with a high potash fertiliser.

                      Answered on 9/7/2013 by Helen from Crocus
                  • Q:

                    Is Strulch pet friendly with there being added minerals
                    Asked on 8/3/2013 by potty from yorkshire

                    2 answers

                    • Plant Doctor

                      A:

                      Hello,

                      This product has not been tested on animals, however the manufacturers have both dogs and cats in their garden and they have never heard of it causing any problems. It is made of straw and is not designed to be eaten, but it contains less that 1% iron minerals and the same organic preservatives that they use in bread, so it seems very unlikely that there is anything in it that would harm your pets.

                      Answered on 8/3/2013 by Helen from Crocus
                    • A:

                      Not sure about safety, but the best thing about Strulch for me is that my neighbours' cats HATE it. This is enough to make me keep buying it every year!

                      Answered on 29/3/2014 by Mrs H from Hertfordshire
                  • Q:

                    Can this be used for clematis and general plants. I have 2 raised beds that were constructed over builders rubble a year ago. I have used usual potting compost, but I think the soil needs some sort of manure.
                    Asked on 8/2/2013 by Bunty from Isle of Wight

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Moving a Rhododendron

                    Please can you tell me, when is the best time to move a Rhododendron? I live in West Sussex. Many thanks. Beverly
                    Asked on 14/2/2010 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • A:

                      Hello Beverley, The best time to move established shrubs is in the autumn when the soil is still warm but the plant isn't in full active growth. Begin by marking a circle around the shrub, as wide as the widest branch. Dig a trench along the line of this circle. Use a fork to loosen the soil around the root ball as you go to reduce its size and weight so that it becomes manageable. When the root ball looks about the right size that you can still move it but there are still a lot of roots intact, begin to under cut the root ball with a sharp spade to sever the biggest woody roots. Roll up the root ball in sacking or plastic to protect the roots from damage and drying out. Move the shrub to a pre determined position. It is important to have the site ready so that you can transplant the shrub at once and it isn't left for hours (or worse!) drying out. Remove the sacking and plant the shrub in the new hole, at the depth at which it was previously planted. Firm well, water well and mulch with a good thick layer of well rotted farmyard manure. Helen Plant Doctor

                      Answered on 15/2/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
                  • Q:

                    Can I use Rootgrow on established Roses?

                    Can Rootgrow be usefully used on established roses? If not, please could you advise me as to what I should use on them at this time of year, to help next year's flowering? Sarah
                    Asked on 19/11/2009 by Sarah Craig

                    2 answers

                    • A:

                      Hello Sarah, Rootgrow should only really be used when you are first
                      planting as it needs to come into contact with the roots. At this time
                      of the year the best thing you can do for established roses is apply a
                      generous layer of composted organic matter as a mulch. I hope this
                      helps. Helen Plant Doctor

                      Answered on 20/11/2009 by Sarah Craig
                    • A:

                      Thankyou for your suggestion that I apply composted organic matter to my roses. I will do this. Sarah

                      Answered on 20/11/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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