How to kill weeds without using weedkiller? With our range of natural weed control mulching products!
If you search for ways of controlling weeds there are a myriad of recommendations, from using poisonous chemicals to pouring on vinegar or even vodka (what a wicked waste!). There’s a much simpler option: mulch them! Mulching delivers excellent natural weed control without resorting to chemicals, household remedies or hard labour. By smothering the weeds with our wool or jute mulch products, the poor plant cannot gain light to photosynthesize and after a time will perish. It’s usually the case that the plants you cherish perish easily while the ones that you want to get rid of take a lot more persuading. But if you cover them with mulch then leave them the unwanted plants will be smothered, die back, and eventually compost down to provide nutrients for the plants you are trying to protect. Mulching is also an excellent means of covering bare soil to prevent unwanted plants from taking seed. The jute mulch mats also retain water in the soil, reducing the amount you need to water your plants, and protect delicate roots from temperature extremes.
We love this 100% felted jute as a mulching solution. It simply slots around the plants you want to protect, quickly supressing existing weeds and covering the soil around the plant to prevent competitive weeds from encroaching. Here we have a pack of multiple sizes that can be used in flower pots or directly on beds.
This great value pack comprises:
10″ round x 4
8″ round x 8
6″ round x 16
4″ round x 32
These also make good strawberry mats for protecting the plants and preventing the fruit from sitting directly on the soil.
They are made from 100% jute from recycled coffee sacks. They are 5mm thick, providing a dense mat that sits heavily at the base of the plant. There is no need to peg these out; unlike the polypropylene versions these adhere firmly to the ground. They are long-lasting, providing natural weed control for at least a year and in many cases much longer. I’ve got a mat around a favourite oak tree in a pot that has been working well for two years now.