GardenStraw provides a natural, sustainable and convenient solution to growing a healthier, more vibrant garden. We know how important it is to be confident in what you’re putting into your soil. Through our unique and innovative cleaning process, we create a bright, fresh, pure and natural garden mulch that is perfect in length and form to encourage healthy plant life and soil conditions.
Extremely versatile, GardenStraw can be used in gardens, raised beds, containers and pots planted with vegetables, herbs, fruit trees/shrubs and flowers. It’s also great for lawn seeding applications.
- Provides an excellent carbon material for your compost bin
- Makes great compost to add into garden
- Reduces odors by adding to indoor compost pails
- Enhances natural gardening practices
New Lawns & Patch Repair
- Reduces seed loss and keeps seeds in place
- Minimizes weed seed germination
- Keeps soil cool and moist
- No removal necessary
Raised Beds, Containers & In-Ground
- Conserves water by lowering water needs by up to 50%
- Prevents weeds, reducing competition for nutrients and water
- Maintains stable soil moisture and temperature
- Reduces soil erosion
- Improves soil fertility and reduces compaction
- Protects plants from soil-borne diseases by shielding them from mud splatter during rain
- Reduces risk of tomato blight and reduces the number of potato beetles
- Keeps your shoes clean
- Acts as natural cushion for knees and joints and is soft to walk on in bare feet
Beginning of the gardening season: 3 easy steps!
Step 1: Weed your garden prior to application
Step 2: Place a 2-3 inch layer of straw while remaining 1 inch away from crowns and stems
Step 3: Water thoroughly - this ensures the straw stays in place naturally!
During the gardening season:
- Water as needed - Simply push back a little of the straw mulch so you can test the soils’ moisture
- Re-apply mulch when the previous layer of straw is breaking down and getting thin (1-3 times, depending on length of growing season).
At the end of the gardening season:
Simply mix it back into the soil or leave it as protection for your soil! GardenStraw decomposes quickly and improves your soils’ health and fertility.
Is GardenStraw 100% wheat seed free?
Due to the nature of the sustainably sourced wheat plant, not all wheat seeds are removed from the straw during harvest. Through our unique and all-natural process, we filter out most wheat seeds. While we strive to remove every wheat seed, it’s not a perfect process; therefore, occasional wheat seeds will sneak through and may sprout in your garden.
That said, unlike grass and weeds, once the wheat seedling is removed (easy to pluck), it won’t regrow and you will continue to experience the many benefits of the GardenStraw mulch - water conservation, weed growth prevention, protecting soils’ microbiome and plants from soil borne diseases, and more.
I use this mulch on nearly all my plants and it's very well worth every penny. It's so lightweight and delicate that I can cut it into very small pieces and use it on 4" pots and even seedling trays after they've sprouted. It really helps retain water and keeps soil significantly cooler. Once it gets wet it sticks and won't blow away. It will produce grass weeds fairly regularly, though they are easily dispatched. Highly recommend, I usually buy 3-4 bales per year.
Straw was as advertised. Tiny amount of wheat seeds (maybe 8 in half a bag). Would recommend to anyone needing a small amount of straw for containers.
Love this straw. Thanks to Kevin and Jaques from Epic Gardening for turning me onto it. I've had zero weed seed problems. It looks nice in my raised bed and in ground garden. It helps the plants stay the correct temperature, keeps weeds out, holds in moisture (almost too well, be careful not to over water). Highly recommend! *I just wish it was a little cheaper. But I will say, a little goes a long way.
This is my third year purchasing GardenStraw and will not garden without it now. In the dry, hot, inland valleys of California it's critical to mulch for successful results and to conserve/lower water usage - this has been the best mulch we've used to help with that - AND it looks great! Thank you so much for carrying this and for the quick delivery and customer service!
I have tried other organic straw and this shredded straw wins hands down. Easy to place around plants, easy to manipulate to allow air flow around base of plants and it stays in place. I place once and have not had to add to it. Would recommend this product.
I bought several bales for my raised beds as well as in-ground veggie and flower beds, both for evaporation loss and some weed control, and it has worked well on both fronts. I haven't had any appreciable sprouting, and it looks quite attractive. Overall I'm quite happy!
Very happy with this product. It is cut to a perfect size, making it easy to handle and place around plants. It is doing a good job of keeping moisture in. I am doing a square foot garden and this helps to keep my bed neat and organized. Would buy again. Thanks!
It is difficult to find clean, organic straw. I had a negative experience with another company. The straw was contaminated and inhibited the growth of my veggies. This straw is excellent and I look forward to growing vegetables in it.
So easy to work with, perfect for our raised beds.
My first time purchasing and I love this stuff. Easy to spread. Very little sprouts. Keeping my beds moist and plants look healthier than ever from no soil diseases. I purchased the larger bag. Filled 3 of my 4x8 beds and several random areas. Still have 1/4 or more left. Will definitely purchase again.