Strulch organic garden mulch

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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 100 litre bag covers approximately 3 square metres.<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.

  • 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 100 litre bag covers approximately 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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Really great stuff

5

This stuff is great mulch which deters slugs and looks great when spread. I've had great success with it in many gardens. It's also lovely and light, so easy to transport and smells lovely.

Bea Rodger Gardens

London

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yes i would buy this product again

4

Great mulch. Reduces need for watering, seems to reduce slug/snail damage. Suppressesweeds

MadAnnie

Notts

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Great organic mulch

5

Strulch is a really good organic mulch. Plants do really well on it. It's organic. It helps to keep pests down. It stops muddy paw prints from my dog who insists on going on the border to speak to the dog next door.

C gardener

Scottish borders

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Lightweight and easy to apply

5

I had previous used a well know brand to mulch my borders, whilst the product was very good it was expensive. I had been looking at Strulch for sometime and finally gave it a go and I'm not disappointed in its application. Lightweight and easy to apply around the garden with good coverage. Will have to wait until spring to see the results but first impressions are very good for the garden and my pocket!

TB

Falkirk

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Useful addition to the autumn mulching options

5

Spread around the base of cordon fruit trees, shrubs and roses it makes a good addition, rather than complete alternative, to other mulching options.

Mickg

Penrith

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I would buy this again. Easy to use and a great mulch.

5

I made accessible paths with it.

Horticulture Sharon

Oxford

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I would buy this product again

5

Strulch wheat straw is perfect for my use. I have a small garden and no grass. I also have a med/large dog who loves to potter in and around the plants and shrubs. In winter the heavy clay soil was carried in on her paws every day. Strulch solved the problem. No more muddy paws. It also deters slugs and has helped to improve the soil. Keeps the plants snug even in a harsh cold winter. Easy to spread on the earth. Can't think of any negatives about it except maybe doesn't look too pretty but for me it doesn't matter.

Dunrunnin

West Lothian

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Really impressed

5

I've tried using organic slug and snail deterrents in the past, only to find they were absolutely useless in heavy West Country rain, losing all my squash plants overnight. I'm pleased to report a good thick layer of strulch is keeping the slugs and snails away, and is also keeping the weeds down and the moisture in the soil. Might even try growing some hostas next year!

RJ

Somerset

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Fantastic mulch

5

I started using strulch rather than bark chip 6 months ago and so pleased that I did. It is so fine in texture, has a pleasant smell and feeds the plants as well! I have not been able to test the claims of slug/snail repellent qualities but have recently used this in my own garden so I will soon find out!

Andrea the garden designer

Stansted

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Excellent product

5

Was struggling with weed control on an allotment sized vegetable garden located amongst weed filled fields. Also trying to remain organic for health reasons, therefore not keen on plastic solutions. Stumbled on Strulch, ordered a pallet load, and have been using it since Summer/Autumn 2017. We used it to mulch existing plantings during the Autumn, and then covered fallow ground after harvesting. Performance so far has been brilliant; during this wild winter it has stayed in place, leaving no wind exposed areas. No weed has shown through anywhere covered (it has elsewhere). It looks and smells good, remaining so, does not seem to affect skin, and is easy to add to/adjust. Planting this season has been as simple as pushing the mulch to one side just at the planting spot, planting, then pushing it back around the planting. A doddle. We found the ground under the mulch to be moist, but not too much so, and warmer than surrounding soil. There has been no water pooling over this very wet at times winter. It says it lasts 2 seasons; on performance so far I would say 3, and will be dug in for soil improvement at that time. I think we have solved our problem, and it looks good and is very easy to store and use. Brilliant find.

MikeD

Near Chester

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Strulch organic garden mulch

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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

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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