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 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (30)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (43)
  • Long lasting (33)
  • Organic (33)
  • Accelerated growth (8)

Cons

  • Bad odour (4)
  • Weeds (3)

Best Uses

  • Flower gardens (37)
  • Vegetable gardens (30)
  • Potted plants (13)

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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
         
        5.0

        I would recommend this product

        By Gee

        from Nottinghamshire/Leicestershire border

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Flower Gardens

            Comments about Strulch organic garden mulch:

            I have used this product two years running in order to improve my soil in a newly planted garden. Its great at suppressing weeds but not so sure about its efficacy with detracting slugs! Will be ordering it again this spring.

            • Your Gardening Experience:
            • Experienced
             
            5.0

            Strulch works.

            By Janet

            from West Wales

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accelerated Growth
            • Easy to Use
            • Light Enough To Carry
            • Long Lasting
            • Organic
            • Vibrant Plant Colour

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Flower Gardens
              • Potted Plants
              • Vegetable Gardens

              Comments about Strulch organic garden mulch:

              It improves the appearance of the garden, keeps it looking weed-free,and I am so pleased to find something light enough to put on myself. Crocus also arrange delivery quickly every time I order this product.

              • Your Gardening Experience:
              • Experienced
               
              5.0

              Highly recommendef

              By Rosie

              from Benfleet, Essex

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Long Lasting
              • Organic

              Cons

              • No

              Best Uses

              • Flower Gardens
              • Vegetable Gardens

              Comments about Strulch organic garden mulch:

              Used on my strawberry bed effectively.

              • Your Gardening Experience:
              • Experienced
               
              5.0

              Great Mulch

              By JennyWren

              from Gosport

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Long Lasting
              • Organic

              Cons

              • Weeds

              Best Uses

              • Flower Gardens
              • Vegetable Gardens

              Comments about Strulch organic garden mulch:

              Used this Mulch for the first time this year, growing sweet potatoes for the first time and was instructed to keep the soil warm at all times, this Mulch worked a treat, proof being several kilos of potatoes were pulled

              • Your Gardening Experience:
              • Experienced
               
              4.0

              Will be using again

              By Sewandsew

              from Wokingham Borough

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Hostile To Slugs
              • Long Lasting
              • Very Light

              Cons

              • Bad Odour
              • Lighodd Colour

              Best Uses

              • Flower Gardens
              • Vegetable Gardens

              Comments about Strulch organic garden mulch:

              With arthritic hands I find it difficult to handle heavy bags of compost or much but I can manage these without help. In fact it's so light that when you first put it down it's hard to believe it will stay put but somehow it does! The smell is strange but fades with time. The slug population was definitely inhibited which is a huge bonus.
              You do need to do the whole Garden as it looks odd if some bits are 'strulched' and some not due to the colour difference but looks great and plants look really happy on their fluffy bed.
              It is expensive but goes a long way and is the best mulch I have used. Will definitely be using this again next year.

              • Your Gardening Experience:
              • Experienced

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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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