Soil Improving Mulch bags

(17 customer reviews)

£60.00 per 730 Litre bag (approx)
£50 per bag - 2 or more bags
includes FREE DELIVERY (within 30 miles)

Or:   £50 per bag – for 2 or more bags.

If you’re more than 30 miles from the farm, try our combo product (mulch plus 10L of liquid plant feed) and get free delivery.

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71 in stock

Description

Our mulch allows rain to penetrate and helps the soil to retain the moisture. It suppresses weeds, protects plant roots from winter weather and adds nutrients all at the same time.

Apsley Farms Mulch is useful for:

Important information

When applying our Mulch this spring, we would strongly recommend leaving a space around your young or tender plants. This will avoid any chance of burning issues. This happens due to the ammonia content. This will dissipate after around 24 hours being outside.

Caution do not store or use our fresh Soil Improving Mulch in enclosed places (greenhouses, polytunnels, garages, cold frames and cloches).


How to use Mulch and when to use Mulch?

There are three different ways we would recommend using Apsley Farms mulch, please click on the links below:

Using mulch as a Soil Improver

Use Apsley Farms Mulch as a Soil Improver to increase the quality, the condition and add nutrients to your soil. A healthy garden or allotment starts with healthy soil. Please click to find out more – Soil Improver

Using mulch as a Top Dressing

Using Apsley Farms Mulch as a Top Dressing will reduce the usual garden maintenance, suppress and stop weed growth and give a professional finish to your garden. Please click to find out more – Top Dressing.

Using Mulch to improve your Lawn or Sports Pitches

Use Apsley Farms Mulch as a lawn dressing, help create a seed bed for turf or seed. Our Organic approved mulch is the perfect alternative to chemicals and other synthetic materials. Please click to find out more – Lawn Dressing

Apsley Mulch Spreading

See the results from our Independent Growth Trial

To see the results click here.

Using mulch as a slug deterrent. Here we have proof showing the slugs and snails don’t like our Mulch.

It certainly isn’t a slug killer, however it may stop slugs and snails from eating your plants.

 

Our video experiment showing how snails avoid Apsley Farms Mulch:

Apsley Farms Mulch information

Anaerobically produced fibrous material, we are proud to say that it has been certified for Organic Use by the Soil Association.

  • Rye, maize, barely and grass used as the feed crops are farmed and cultivated by Apsley Farms
  • The crops are stored in large storage sacks, to pickle – for around 6 months
  • It is then added to the Anaerobic Digestor for 150+ days to produce Green renewable energy, both gas and electricity. This process kills all seed traces that might be found
  • Each 730 litre bag of Apsley Farms Mulch will have heated a home for 21 days
  • Contains healthy amounts of Nitrogen, Potassium, Phosphorus, and other beneficial trace elements
  • Soil Association approved for Organic Use
  • Improves soil structure for both heavy clay and sandy soils
  • Helps moisture retention
  • Light and easy to handle and once applied is aesthetically pleasing
  • Reduces soil erosion during heavy rain
  • Increases the protection of roots
  • Weed free
  • Waste, plastic and peat free
  • Attracts worms to your garden
  • Vegan friendly
  • pH 8-8.5

Our mulch doesn’t have a manure smell, rather has an ammonia smell that dissipates quickly when spread. Left standing outside this will dissipate naturally in around 24 – 48 hours depending on the weather conditions.

Technical Information and Analysis

Fresh Mulch

Units Results Amounts per fresh tonne
Oven Dry Matter % 20.6 206
Total Nitrogen % w/w 2.59 5.34
Ammonium Nitrogen mg/kg 9898 2.04
Nitrate Nitrogen mg/kg <10 <0.01
Total Phosphorus (P) % w/w 0.605 2.85
Total Potassium (K) % w/w 2.71 6.7
Total Magnesium (Mg) % w/w 0.331 1.13
Total Sulphur (S) % w/w 0.303 1.56
Total Copper (Cu) mg/kg 11.3 <0.01
Total Zinc (Zn) mg/kg 51.2 0.01
Total Sodium (Na) % w/w 0.047 0.13
Total Calcium (Ca) mg/kg 8921 1.84

How our Mulch is composted down after three months.

pH – 6.8 – 7.3
Unit Results Amount per fresh tonne
Oven Dry Matter % 12.1 121
Total Nitrogen % w/w 3.14 3.8
Total Phosphorus (P) % w/w 0.45 1.25
Total Potassium (K) %w/w 0.174 0.25
Total Magnesium (Mg) %w/w 0.243 0.49

This is a similiar product to garden compost, delivered free with in 30 miles or nation wide.

Delivery information

If you’re lucky enough to be within 30 miles of our farm in Andover; we offer FREE DELIVERY using our in-house fleet of vans with cranes to manoeuvre the mulch bags. Our specialist team can deliver onto gravel driveways and up tight country roads safely. For more information see our delivery page.

Bulk discounts

If you’re after a large quantity of mulch bags, or need lorry loads; Please contact us on 01264 554433

Additional information

Weight 400-500 kg
Dimensions 90 × 90 × 90 cm
delivery


£50 per bag – 2 or more bags
includes FREE DELIVERY (within 30 miles)

litres

730

Reviews from around the web

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- 2 weeks ago
Great product and delivery service. Thanks to Steve the delivery driver for being so professional, friendly and helpful
- 3 weeks ago
- 3 weeks ago
Using this for the first time in my allotment to mulch my beds for the winter. Really impressed with the product. Looks good and easy to handle. Delivery service was friendly and professional
- 1 month ago
Just to say what a great job your colleague Jon did today with our delivery.  He kept me informed, was very skilled and helpful, polite and friendly.  He is a great credit to your company. Thanks and well done!
- 1 month ago
Best product for your garden. Absolutely can not fault. It has improved not only the soil and aesthetic but the vigor it has given to some of the plants in my garden is phenomenal. My Banana Magnolia flowered and kept producing unlike before laying this great product down. First class
- 1 month ago
Hello Tom - well that was a bit of unexpected excitement!.    Steve managed with great skill to put it most carefully on a “pin prick"  You always have such nice staff.  Many thanks for instant delivery - no excuses for a bad garden now! Best wishes, and to all at Apsley,   Jill
- 1 month ago
Apsley Farms soil conditioner - Quality product, great customer service and friendly driver, Thanks
- 1 month ago
- 1 month ago
Thank you for your wonderful response in delivering my order exactly at the time that I hoped for. Also for your friendly service on the telephone when I ordered it. I wish other companies could work like this.  
- 2 months ago
Ordered Monday, delivered Wednesday and used today, Friday before it rained! Great service from driver Steve. Thank you

17 reviews for Soil Improving Mulch bags by customers on our website

  1. Stephen

    This mulch is the best I have ever bought and at a good price.

  2. John Hunter (verified owner)

    Just received our second bag. The most friendly and helpful delivery driver is also one of Apsley’s assets – such great service all round. Have recommended to many friends as a great value product which is so good for the garden, just as I was recommended to benefit from the mulch. Thank you.

  3. Alison Small (verified owner)

    I ordered my first bag of Apsley farm soil improver this week over the phone. Excellent customer service, Tom was very helpful and cheerful. Very prompt delivery by the charming Martin who answered all my questions and offered lots of advice. I’m so pleased with this product that l have ordered more. I’m starting a new to me no dig allotment so l am thrilled to use organic vegan mulch. I highly recommend this company.

  4. Roger Nield (verified owner)

    Great service all along the delivery path. The mulch is top quality and I am delighted.

  5. Karen Head (verified owner)

    Last year I found solace growing flowers for the bees so I’m building on that this year. This mulch has to be the greatest gift I’ve given to my garden! So satisfying to be able to add a generous layer and there are many happy worms right now. Delivery was great…..a friendly phone call, a helpful and informative driver , and the bag was positioned perfectly. I admire the ethos of Apsley Farms, and it feels good to be playing my small part.

  6. Rachel Oliver (verified owner)

    Couldn’t be happier with this product. It arrived much quicker than we expected and was positioned perfectly on our awkward driveway. Started spreading it today, nice texture. Will be back for more. Thank you Apsley.

  7. Pauline Turner (verified owner)

    Yes I agree with all the reviews. It is good stuff! I debated getting it last year but ended up getting bark chippings – which don’t do much for the garden…So glad I got it this year. It’s a massive amount though! I think when I’ve done I’ll invite the neighbours to help themselves as I’m sure I’ll have plenty left over! 😊

  8. Richard Spain (verified owner)

    Agree with all the comments above. Excellent product, price and delivery. And nice team of people to deal with.

  9. Kim Stone (verified owner)

    Had our first delivery after buying an alternative product that was awful. Superb product, looks good too. Delivery very quick and efficient. Am about to order some more and it certainly won’t be the last.

  10. Acker (verified owner)

    I agree with all the above. Good product,prompt delivery, Martin & his team are pleasant to deal with nothing to much trouble delivered to my door even offered to take round the back for me.
    I’m also using Apsley Liquid Digestate Fertilizer absolutely brilliant product.

  11. John Howat (verified owner)

    Easy on-line ordering, with map to show exactly where to leave the bag. Delivered efficiently (phone call the day before to confirm) and precisely where I wanted it. Bag filled to the top, Mulch is perfect, good texture (I can’t comment on any odour as Covid has killed my sense of smell but no-one has complained.) Spreads beautifully. Website has advice on its use. I will be back for more.

  12. glenys wood (verified owner)

    Just finished my 3rd bag ! Will order one more for this year as our heavy soil already shows signs of improvement. Plan to top up each year. Brilliant, efficient service.

  13. Glen Jewell (verified owner)

    3 bags last year and 4 bags just ordered to put the garden to bed this year. Great stuff, clean and easy to handle , really helps the plants and during the dormant season the rich dark mulch helps show off autumn and winter plants

  14. Mike Smith (verified owner)

    Great customer service. Delivery made to exactly the location I ask for. They go the extra mile to make sure the customer is happy. Excellent product for mulching flower borders or for use on the allotment.

  15. Imogen (verified owner)

    Steve arrived early and very carefully put the bags down where I decided I wanted them rather than my original instructions. The bags are full to the brim and the mulch looks grand. All I need to do now is borrow a wheelbarrow !

  16. John Howat (verified owner)

    I bought a bag last October, it went a long way. A fair bit went onto my blackcurrant bed. This year I’ve picked 12lbs – 50% up on my previous best year. Everything else where it was applied has done very well. And the weeds are down. I’ll be back for another bag in a couple of months.

  17. Alan McPherson (verified owner)

    The delivery of 18 bags of mulch to our allotment went like clockwork. John arrived promptly at 8:00 am with a lorry and trailer and offloaded 16 bags closely followed by Martin with another truck and the other bags. Martin then distributed the bags around the allotment to individual plots. All finished in a couple of hours. John and Martin were polite, efficient, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Allotment holders have been very pleased with the deliveries. The mulch looks so much better than the cattle manure we were using previously. Would definitely use Apsley again.

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