Peastraw.com.au

 

Here at Peastraw.com.au we specialise in the wholesale and retail supply of pea straw, sheep manure, barley straw, bean straw and canola straw for garden mulching and maintenance.

Maintaining a healthy garden in Australia's nutrient poor soil and dry conditions with constant water restrictions can be a challenge. Check out our products to see how they can help you maintain a healthy garden.

We are based in the Victorian Western District and supply products to local garden centres and nurseries throughout Victoria (including Melbourne) to assist in drought proofing gardens.

Mulching Tips

So why do gardeners use mulch, and why does everyone recommend it?

Mulching has many beneficial effects which help to improve a garden and can help plants thrive all year round. Pea straw is one commonly used garden mulch as it has many benefits including:

  • Water Saving: Generous use of pea straw mulch can reduce watering by 60%. Pea straw mulch prevents loss of soil moisture by evaporation, but still allows rain to penetrate to the soil.
  • Weed Reduction: A thick layer of pea straw can actively suppress weeds from growing through the mulch layer and prevent seeds of weeds from germinating.
  • Nutrients: As pea straw mulch decomposes, it releases nutrients such as nitrogen back into the soil.
  • Organic Matter: Pea straw increases the organic matter in the soil. This improves soil structure and drainage, and encourages earthworms and soil microbial activity.