We regularly receive glowing testimonials about our Strulch, garden mulch. We were delighted when Sandy and Penny of Terstan Garden in Hampshire shared their great experiences when using Strulch in their garden.
Terstan Garden (Hampshire) has been made by Sandy and Penny Burnfield over more than 40 years, starting from a wilderness of rank weeds and household rubbish. An acre of ground has been slowly developed around a small brick cottage. The result is a spectacular garden in a beautiful setting with profuse, colourful and exuberant planting. Penny is an artist and writer and she has an eye for design, colour and texture.
We are delighted to share with you that Bodmin Herb Nursery are now stockists of our Strulch garden mulch.
Bodmin Herb Nusery are specialists in herbs and herbaceous perennials. When you visit their nursery you will find they have hundreds of varieties of herbs available and thousands of flowering perennials. On top of that they also stock shrubs, bedding and hanging plants plus lots more items to help make your garden look wonderful. Their team can provide you with expert advice and are always happy to help you with any gardening queries or questions.
We are pleased to welcome Pengethley Garden Centre as a new Strulch stockist in Herefordshire.
Much like ourselves and many of our customers, Pengethley Garden Centre are huge fans of good quality plants. This is evident in their Planteria where they stock a wide range of plants for your garden. Strulch is especially popular for plant lovers as it helps to keep the weeds at bay alongside retaining the moisture in your plants and in the soil. This leads to healthy plant growth and helps to create a beautiful garden all year round.
I have tried many different types of mulch on my garden over the past 20 years but I have never found one as effective and easy to apply as Strulch.
I have applied tons ( and I really do mean tons!) of shredded bark recycled garden compost etc and it all looks ok for about 6 months but within a year it is gone. So soul-destroying as although it was better than nothing it was expensive , it was heavy to apply and always brought it's own brand of weed seedlings!
A few years ago I was visiting a large garden and they were using Strulch to mulch around their plants. I was intrigued by the look of it and it seemed so light and easy to apply that I couldn't help being sceptical as it seemed too good to be true - especially as the gardener using it assured me it worked really well and lasted much longer than traditional mulch materials. However, I was so desperate to find something to cut down my workload in the garden that I decided I must try it.
Spending time weeding your garden can take up large amounts of the day and it can feel like it’s never ending. You finally finish getting all the weeds out of your garden and you have to start again. It’s hugely frustrating. This is where using Strulch garden mulch can save you time weeding.
Once you have cleared your garden of weeds over the early spring months, spread Strulch around plants and shrubs ( leaving a collar of space around woody stems) and over the following months there will be hardly any weed growth. This is because Strulch inhibits weed germination by blocking out the light.
Prevent weeds from growing
Strulch uses a mineralisation process which inhibits the rate that straw breaks down. This creates a long lasting barrier to light for up to two years.
One avid gardener who uses Strulch regularly in her garden recently shared this with us:
“I have used Strulch for years and find it much easier to use than other mulches. It’s lighter, which is important as I get older.
As the sole weeder in our half acre garden it has saved me days of weeding each season, I clear beds of perennial weeds each spring, mulch with Strulch, then I can forget about weeding for the rest of the growing season!” L. Buckwell, Suffolk.
We like to share these comments from our customers. We know that for many of our customers, weeding is not their favourite pastime and they really want to spend time growing and nurturing plants as well as enjoying the look of their garden.
To find out more about Strulch and how it can prevent weeds click here.