Strulch organic garden mulch

2 × 9kg bags £23.98 £22.98
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Buy Strulch organic garden mulch: <ul><b><li>Reduces weed growth by up to 95%</li><li>Retains water around plants</li><li>Improves and enriches soil</li></b></ul><br>Used by the RHS Gardens at Wisley to mulch fruit and vegetables, Strulch is a light and easy to use garden mulch made from wheat straw for organic gardening.<br><br>To apply, remove existing weeds and spread the mulch 3-4cm deep on bare soil around established plants, leaving space around woody stems, and water well.<br><br>Reducing the need for watering and weeding, it suppresses weed growth by up to 95% and locks in moisture around plants. Slugs and snails dislike the texture so will tend to stay away, while added minerals act as an extra deterrent.<br><br>With a neutral pH, strulch is suitable for use throughout the garden or allotment on borders, raised beds, around cultivated fruit and on vegetable plots.<br><br>A patented process used to ‘preserve' the straw ensures it lasts for up to two years and gives it an attractive earthy brown colour which will darken with age.<br><br>Each bag contains 9kg when packed and covers approximately 3m2.<br><br>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.<br><br><b>Delivery of larger orders:<br><br>Please note: order volumes over 16 bags will be delivered on a pallet. You will therefore need good access for a 7.5 tonne lorry and a relatively smooth surface for the trolley (it cannot travel over uneven surfaces e.g. gravel).<br><br>We will try our best to place it where you need it but may only be able to deliver to the kerbside. It will be at the driver’s discretion if he/she is able to help take any goods into the property or a safe place.</b>

  • Reduces weed growth by up to 95%
  • Retains water around plants
  • Improves and enriches soil

Used by the RHS Gardens at Wisley to mulch fruit and vegetables, Strulch is a light and easy to use garden mulch made from wheat straw for organic gardening.

To apply, remove existing weeds and spread the mulch 3-4cm deep on bare soil around established plants, leaving space around woody stems, and water well.

Reducing the need for watering and weeding, it suppresses weed growth by up to 95% and locks in moisture around plants. Slugs and snails dislike the texture so will tend to stay away, while added minerals act as an extra deterrent.

With a neutral pH, strulch is suitable for use throughout the garden or allotment on borders, raised beds, around cultivated fruit and on vegetable plots.

A patented process used to ‘preserve' the straw ensures it lasts for up to two years and gives it an attractive earthy brown colour which will darken with age.

Each bag contains 9kg when packed and covers approximately 3m2.

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.

Delivery of larger orders:

Please note: order volumes over 16 bags will be delivered on a pallet. You will therefore need good access for a 7.5 tonne lorry and a relatively smooth surface for the trolley (it cannot travel over uneven surfaces e.g. gravel).

We will try our best to place it where you need it but may only be able to deliver to the kerbside. It will be at the driver’s discretion if he/she is able to help take any goods into the property or a safe place.

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Fantastic mulch

5

Have used Strulch for last three years; I initially trialled on one bed, but liked it so much have done the whole garden. It won't prevent every weed, but makes spotting them and getting them out easy. Birds/rats/cats may chuck it about, so some will need brushing back in. But people saying it's blown away probably didn't water it down thoroughly after applying thickly. If you do, it forms a mat, where the straw strands kind of stick together. Mine hasn't blown away even in heavy storms. I really appreciate how much it's kept weeds down and retains moisture in the soil.

JC48

Hampshire

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I would absolutely buy more.

5

I used this mulch to cover my flower garden for the winter, and so far am very pleased with it. When I took handfuls from the bag, it seemed very light and apt to be blown away, but I was amazed that, as soon as it was on the ground, it simply stayed there - as another buyer said in their review. I will definitely be back to purchase more when next I am in need of mulch.

CasualGardener

Northamptonshire

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Did not work for me

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I did alot of research on the best mulch as I am a still learning about gardens and wanted the best after reading all the incredible reviews. This was very reasonable and most important pet friendly. I even spoke to the owner about it being pet friendly and she was very kind and replied immediately. I bought the six bags and found this was more than enough as I have a fair sized garden and thickly applied this onto my soil that has been recently landscaped and a very good topsoil newly added and all weeds and roots removed. This went on well and looks amazing, even the cat likes sitting on it. However despite the rain and my watering in between I find this just keeps blowing away and all over my patio which defeats the object and weeds are still coming through. I am quite sad about this as it just becomes wasteful if it does not stay on the soil doing what is designed to do. I am not prepared to pay for nets to keep this down.

CaroCaramel

East Sussex

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Really impressed with this product

5

I will only buy this product in future. It was perfect as a top dress/mulch and it spread really far, lightweight to carry, and stayed put even on a windy day! I can see that slugs may be deterred from this also but have yet to see as have only just finished the job.

The gardenerholic

Southampton

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Excellent product!

5

Works well to suppress weeds and conditions a heavy clay soil. Retains moisture in the summer and looks good.

Gardening Granny

Surrey

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I have already repeated my order of this product

5

I read positive reviews about Strulch last year, and since I suffered a lot with snails and slugs, I thought that it was worth giving it a go. I covered my garden with it last year, and I do think that it saved a lot of my plants from being ravaged by slugs and snails. I have just bought another batch and am in the throes of spreading it out across my garden this year.

KJ

Southampton

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An excellent product

5

Great value from Crocus

Surrey Saz

Surrey

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Smells divine!

5

Smells divine! Definitely suppresses weeds.

Ali

Somerset

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I have bought a lot of bags as so pleased with the quality

5

Although I only have a relatively small garden this mulch just finishes off very nicely and does suppress the weeds.

Saz

Gloucestershire

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Saved my dahlias

5

Great product for spreading around base of plants to. Stop slug damage.

Mrs d

Fife

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I have a very sloped border and wonder if Strulch will stay put once watered? Also it is about 10 m x 3m how many bags would I need?

LadyOfLeisure

Hi there, thanks for your question. Yes most people find Strulch to stay put very well on sloping ground once wetted and settled. Each bag covers approximately 3m2, which equates to 10 bags for your 30m2 border.

Kerry

What is the best time to use strulch?

jaspreet nijran

Hi there. Spring and autumn are usually the very best times to apply any mulch, including Strulch. You can use it at any time of year, just as long as the ground is well watered first so moisture can be locked into the soil. This will ideally be after a heavy rain, but you can also water the ground yourself in drier weather.

Kerry

Do you know how much (approx.)a 100 litre bag weighs - we have no easy access to our rear garden.... thanks

p

Hi There, A 100 litre bag weighs approx 9 kilograms. I hope this helps

tara

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.

LuvPilates

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.

Helen

How much space does 1 x 100 litre bag cover?

Saeed

Hello, A 100 litre bag will cover approx 3 square metres.

Helen

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.

Catherine

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.

Helen

When is the best to apply Strulch?

MillyMulch

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

Helen

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.

Fabriella

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.

Helen

Is Strulch pet friendly with there being added minerals

potty

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!

Mrs H

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.

Helen

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.

Bunty

Hello, This can certainly be used with Clematis and as it has a neutral pH, it will be suitable for most plants. It is a mulch however, so should be left to break down on the top of the soil, rather than dug in. It will slowly add some nutrients to the soil, but if you want a manure, then you should opt for either the Farmyard Manure - please click on the link below to go straight to it, http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/kitchengarden/tools-and-equipment/tools/compost,-bark-and-mulches/composting-and-grow-bags/compost/mulch/classid.2000009464/ or Pelleted Poultry Manure http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/kitchengarden/tools-and-equipment/tools/fertilisers-and-weed/fertilisers-and-pest-control/plant-fertiliser/classid.1000000221/ I hope this helps,

Helen

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