The hosepipe ban in Cornwall and Devon has been extended and won't be lifted until December 'without drought-breaking rainfall'.

During a hosepipe ban, it can be challenging to keep your garden looking healthy and vibrant. Fortunately, there is a solution: mulch with Strulch.

By spreading a layer of Strulch over your garden soil, you can help to reduce evaporation, keeping the soil moist and preventing water from escaping into the air.

Strulch also has the added benefit of preventing weeds from growing in your garden. By blocking out the sunlight, Strulch can prevent weed seeds from germinating and taking root in your garden. This means less time spent weeding and more time enjoying your garden.

To apply Strulch to your garden during a hosepipe ban, follow these simple steps:

  1. Clear the area: Before applying Strulch, remove any weeds or debris from the area you want to cover.
  2. Apply Strulch: Spread a layer of Strulch mulch over the soil, making sure to cover the entire area you want to protect. Aim for a thickness of around 2-3 inches for best results.
  3. Water the Strulch: To help the Strulch settle in and begin to retain moisture, give it a good watering.
  4. Maintain the Strulch: Over time, Strulch will break down and become incorporated into the soil, enriching the soil as it does. To maintain its effectiveness, add a fresh layer of Strulch every year or so.

By using Strulch in your garden during a hosepipe ban, you can help to conserve water and keep your plants healthy and happy. So, whether you're dealing with a hosepipe ban or simply looking for a way to improve your garden's moisture retention, give Strulch a try.

Strulch is available from Garden centres across the country in 9kg bags or in 13.5kg Bulk bags delivered direct from Strulch.