Back in November, we announced the expansion of our product line into mulch mats with the launch of our innovative Mulchii™ mulch mat.

Now that spring is on the horizon, both domestic gardeners and professional landscapers are planning for the upcoming growing season. Here’s how the Mulchii™ mulch mat can help.

What is mulching?

Mulching is an essential gardening practice that helps to protect plants and young trees, retain soil moisture, and suppress weed growth. While there are many different types of mulch materials to choose from, a mulch mat can often be the most convenient option.

Unlike many mulch mats, which are made from materials sourced from Asia, Interflex’s Mulchii™ mats are made from flax and hemp as well as jute. This means that, as well as being biodegradable, the materials for Mulchii™ mats can be sourced from within the UK and Europe and so have a far smaller carbon footprint than many mulch mats on the market.

Mulchii™ mats for young trees

Mulching is an important step in caring for young trees. Not only does the Mulchii™ mat help protect the tree from pests and diseases, it also helps maintain a healthy soil environment. They are a great way to mulch around small trees, and they’re easy to use. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Dig a hole deep enough so that the top of the mulch mat will sit at ground level.
  2. Place the tree in the hole, making sure that the roots are spread out evenly.
  3. Cover the roots with some soil, then place the mulch mat on top.
  4. Use a rake or shovel to press down on the mat and make sure it’s sitting flat against the ground.

Our Mulchii™ mats can be supplied in bulk in the size you require, making them a cost-effective and hassle-free option for large scale planting projects.

Mulchii™ mats for strawberries

A healthy crop of strawberries is top of many gardeners’ wish lists but thanks to the weather, soil conditions and hungry birds and insects, it’s not always easy to achieve in the UK. However, gardeners can improve their chances of a bumper strawberry crop by using a Mulchii™ mat.  The mat keeps the soil moisture levels consistent, which is key for strawberries. Additionally, the mat protects the plants from everything the great British summer can throw at it and also helps suppress weed growth.

Mulchii™ mats for hanging baskets

Whether you’re brightening up the entrance to your home or adding a splash of summer colour to the exterior of your business, keeping your hanging baskets hydrated and fresh can be hard work. Mulchii™ mats are a great way of providing a layer of protection for your hanging baskets from colder weather and pests. By using a mulch mat, you can extend the life of your plants and ensure that they are healthy when the warm weather returns.

Eco-friendly innovation for today’s world

At Interflex, we are always looking to find ways to innovate whether it’s with new eco-friendly materials for our NVH and sealing solutions for vehicles, or with our new Mulchii™ mulch mats. To find out more about the products and services we offer, please call us on 01949 861 494 or email sales@interflex2000.com.

More about Mulchii™

If you’d like to find out more about Mulchii™ or make an enquiry, visit our Mulchii™ website here.