Soil Improving Mulch

(10 customer reviews)

£50.00

18 in stock

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Description

Special offer: Buy a bag of our Soil Improving Mulch, get 10L Liquid Plant Feed half price!

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:

  • Suppressing weeds
  • Using as a Top Dressing
  • Increasing nutrients
  • Using as a Soil Improver
  • Aiding water retention
  • Deterring slugs & snails
  • Compost activator

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

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

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.

Use the 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.

Proof showing the slugs and snails don’t like our Mulch.

 

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 15 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.

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).

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

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
pH

8-8.5

Litres

approx. 730 Litres

Delivery

https://mulch.apsleyfarms.com/delivery/

Reviews from around the web

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- 3 weeks ago
I'm on yr 2 of my veg patch. Soil was crumbly and dead, no worms, no life at all when I started. I have had 2 deliveries of this mulch and I now have worms showing themselves every time I dig or move anything, health happy veg and easy/light weeding. Will be buying again!
- 3 weeks ago
Put mulch down last year, this year plants absolutely adore it, growing loads never seen before.
- 1 month ago
Fantastic soul, customer service and delivery.K
- 1 month ago
The soil improver has transformed my garden. Will be ordering more for the autumn. Great at weed suppressing and also seems to keep the cats off the flower bed
- 1 month ago
Help , I have run out of your fabulous mulch, I need another bag as quickly as possible to save my Hosta's from being eaten by the Slugs and Snails. Enclosed I am sending you a picture of the Hostas protected by your mulch , and a picture of why I need the other bag as quickly as possible. Thnks in advance. Mandy
- 1 month ago
Brilliant stuff thank you I’m a first time buyer of the mulch and can’t wait to see the results healthy happy soil and plants 🤗
- 1 month ago
This is brilliant stuff. Has improved our borders 100%.
- 1 month ago
I can't believe how much and how well my veggie is growing! And no weeds!!! Just ordered another two bags!
- 1 month ago
Just started using this, it's amazing stuff! Not only has it given my plants a real boost and meant less watering, slugs don't seem to like crawling over it so my plants have not been munched since they've been transplanted into my raised beds.
- 2 months ago
Great two bulk bags of mulch delivered and plants looking healthier already 🙂

10 reviews for Soil Improving Mulch 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.

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