Anne Says ‘I couldn’t recommend it more highly’ The it being Strulch Garden Mulch!
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.
How I use it
I have a huge garden of about an acre filled with flower and shrubs borders so I ordered the bulk buy of 50 bags which was the most economical way to do it. I have had to order more because of the size of my garden and have just topped up the mulch everywhere to be ahead of the dreaded weeds!
I cannot praise it highly enough and my weeding must have been cut down by 90% or more . As long as you weed thoroughly first and then apply it works beautifully. If you don't weed first then despite suffocating most weeds, strong weeds will still grow but that would apply to any mulch . I do tend to spread it a bit thicker than suggested but that is only because I had neglected the weeding for a few years before using it and so it had a lot to do. It's such a relief to have found Strulch .
7th February 2016
Thank you Anne for your feedback about Strulch Garden Mulch and for your tip on how to use it.