Products – Soil Improver Mulch and Liquid Plant Feed.

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If you wish to Purchase please phone us on 01264 554433 or email us at

Facts about our Products.

  • Rich in Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium and other trace elements.
  • Each bag of mulch has heated a home for 15 days.
  • It has been approved by the Soil Association for use as a raw material in Organic production and farming.
  • It only has three different materials added to it are Rye, Maize and Sugar Beat.
  • All seeds have been killed during the digestive process.
  • Both products are used on the farm to increase yields for the digester.

Frequently asked Questions about our products:

Q – What is it made up from? 

A – It is made up from three different crops that are farmed by us at Apsley Farms, it includes Rye, Sugar Beat and Maize.

Q – How does the Mulch work? 

A – The mulch works just like farm fresh manure but without the smell and the weed seeds that are present and it is a stronger product.

As a Soil Improver we reccomend a 20% mix of mulch and 80% soil. Spread a 2” layer over the area you wish to improve and go down a spades depth and mix it together, leave for 3 to 4  days to settle before planting directly into it. This gives an instance improvement to the nutrients and the structure of the soil.

As a Mulch, weed the area and spread a 2” layer keeping a 2” gap around any plants that are in the bed to avoid any potential of burning. This will increase water retention in the soil, add nutirents at a slower rate and  gives a professional finish to the boarders.

Q – How large an area does one bag cover? 

A – It will cover a rough area of 5 metre square at the depth of 2″.

Q – How does the liquid work and how long will it last? 

A – The Instructions are on the reverse side on the 10 litre drum. For best results use 20 parts water and 1 part tonic in a watering can and feed at spoil level trying to avoid getting on the leaves. A suggested application of once 10 to 14 days. Store out of standing up and out of direct sunlight.

Q – What is the pH of the mulch and liquid?

A – For both the Mulch and the Liquid it starts off at a  pH of 8.5 going to a neutral within a couple of weeks. Acid loving plants will not suit this product when first added.

Q – How long will it last? 

A – For the mulch once applied, it depends on the weather conditions, in wetter conditions it will be absorbed quicker into the soil. If you have some left over, as long as it is stored in a dry environment it can last upto 6 – 9 months. Any left over mulch can be added to your compost bin to help improve its nutrients.

For the liquid as long as it is stored up right and out of direct sunlight, it can last for 6 to 9 months +.

Q – When is it best to added? 

A – For the mulch the best time as a soil improver is in the Autumn after the bed has been turned; Or in the Spring before you start planting into the soil, with a minimum of 3 to 4 days after applying to let it settle.

As a mulch to reduce weeds, in the spring when the first lot of weeds appear, remove weeds and apply. This can be added throughout the whole summer period to keep the beds looking good.

For the liquid, add when plant first starts to shoot, and every 10 to 14 days after.

Q – Can I use the mulch like a compost from the garden centre? Can I plant directly into the mulch? 

Short answer No. However, you can mix it with your soil or topsoil and it will do a better job than compost. ‘As a Soil Improver with a 20% mix of mulch and 80% soil. Spread a 2” layer on top of the soil and go down a spread depth and mix it together, leave 3 to 4  days to settle before planting directly into it.’

Q – Does it have an odor? 

A – When it is first applied there is an ammonia smell that is given off, this will usually dissipate within 1 to 2 days depending on the weather conditions.

Q – How do I pay? 

A – Please call 01264 554433 and we will process the order and take the payment over the phone using our online terminal. We accept all major cards excluding American Express.

Q – When will I expect delivery? 

A – Our aim is to get the order of mulch or liquid out to within 5 to 7 working days from payment and order. We include delivery for all orders within a 40 mile radius of the farm, located near Andover, Hampshire.

Where we Deliver:

Andover, Ascot, Stockbridge, Winchester, Newbury, Picket Piece, Whitchurch, Salisbury, Reading, Fleet, Farnborough, Marlborough, Hungerford
Hampshire, Wilsthire, Berkshire.