Strulch organic garden mulch

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Buy Strulch organic garden mulch: 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.<br><br>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.<br><br> 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.<br><br>Strulch has a neutral pH and can be used throughout the garden on borders, raised beds, around cultivated fruit and on vegetable plots.<br><ul><li>Spend less time weeding as Strulch reduces weed growth by up to 95%.<li>Save water as Strulch helps retain moisture around plants<li>Improve your soil as Strulch enriches soil and its structure<li>Use all around the garden as Strulch is suitable for use around flowers,shrubs, fruit and vegetables.<li>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.<li>100 litre bag will cover approx 3 square metres.</ul><br><br><p>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.</p>

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.

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Excellent product

5

Very light and easy to use and smells pleasant

Diggers

South Yorkshire

Yes

Really useful stuff

5

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

Twoshoes

Wiltshire

Yes

This product is in incredable and yet so light

5

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.

Topcat

East Midlands

Yes

A Wonderful Mulch Medium

5

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.

Al

East Anglia

Yes

Happy to recommend

5

Easy to spread, with good coverage from bag.

Geoff

Paisley

Yes

Roses love it

5

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.

Woo

London

Yes

Strut has is the mulch to use!

5

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?

Sandie

Wiltshire

Yes

Hmmm

3

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.

Avid reader

Cambridge

Yes

reduce weeding - avoid slug damage

5

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.

stephen

edinburgh

Yes

Good for the garden

4

Cuts down on weeding

bart

east riding

Yes

Strulch organic garden mulch

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94.2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

Sarah Craig

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

Sarah Craig

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

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