Since organic straw is a natural product, coverage amounts vary based on application and layering over uneven surfaces. If you find yourself with extra, you can add it to your lawn, flower pots, compost, or store it in a cool dry environment until next year. A thin cover thickness ( ~1/8″) of organic garden straw can cover up to:
75 sq ft for the 5lb
150 sq ft for the 10lb
375 sq ft for 25lb box
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If you’re looking to find an organic and natural way to cultivate your garden, check out our organic garden straw for sale. Although you may not be too familiar with the idea of straw for sale as garden mulch, organic garden straw is very good for your garden. It prevents weed growth and improves the soil as it decomposes. Try our premium-quality organic garden straw now!
Ways to Use Garden Straw
Apply a layer of straw around your plants to create a mulch. This helps retain moisture in the soil, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth.
Add straw to your compost pile or bin. It serves as a carbon-rich “brown” material that balances the nitrogen-rich “green” materials like kitchen scraps or grass clippings. Shred or break the straw into smaller pieces to speed up the decomposition process.
Incorporate straw into your garden soil to improve its structure and water retention.
Place loose straw in areas prone to erosion, such as slopes or bare soil, to prevent soil erosion caused by heavy rains or wind.
Grown in USDA Certified Organic fields on local family farms in the Pacific Northwest and packaged in-house. USDA organic means there are no GMOs, no antibiotics, no herbicides, and no toxic chemicals used, making our organic garden straw safe for you and your pets!
Healthier for your garden
Free from chemical pesticides and herbicides.
Supports sustainable agricultural practices, reduces chemical runoff into water sources, and promotes biodiversity.
Builds soil fertility
Improves soil structure, moisture retention, and nutrient availability for healthier plant growth.
Safer for food production
Minimize the risk of chemical residues in your food.
Contributes to the preservation of natural resources, reduces environmental impact, and supports the overall health and resilience of your garden ecosystem.
MOISTURE RETENTION AND COOLING:
Organic garden straw retains moisture by keeping your soil wet longer and reducing the frequency you need to water your garden. The protective straw cover also shades your soil so cool-season crops don’t bolt as soon. Cilantro, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, and other cool-weather crops will grow longer into the warmer months.
Forms a protective layer that reduces evaporation, preventing water loss from the soil surface.
Reducing Watering Frequency
Reduce the frequency of watering needed for your plants by slowing down water evaporation and allowing plants to access moisture for a longer period between waterings.
Regulation of Soil Temperature
The garden mulch layer shades the soil, preventing it from overheating and reducing heat stress on plant roots.
NEW LAWN SEEDING:
Great for new yard applications! Garden straw provides provide warmth and moisture for early spring and late fall grass seed applications. It also protects grass seed from scouring due to rain, overwatering or high winds making sure your new grass is off to a great start!
By preventing weed seeds from reaching the soil surface and germinating, garden straw reduces competition for nutrients, water, and sunlight, allowing the grass seeds to establish and grow without interference from weeds.
Organic Matter Addition
Improves soil fertility, structure, and nutrient availability, supporting the long-term health and vitality of the lawn
Organic Garden straw is great for your garden, unlike artificial fabrics, chemicals, and covers. With NO added chemicals your garden and lawn will remain truly organic while improving your soil. As the straw composts, it slowly adds nutrients to your garden and lawn which improves your soil and encourages worm habitation.
Bulk and Porosity
Straw’s fibrous nature creates spaces in the pile, allowing for the circulation of air, water, and beneficial microorganisms, which promotes faster decomposition.
Provides the necessary carbon-to-nitrogen ratio, promoting the decomposition process and helping to create nutrient-rich compost.
Sustainable Waste Management
Composting organic garden straw is an eco-friendly way to manage garden waste.
Since organic garden straw blocks out the sun, it can help prevent hidden weeds from growing. Garden straw covers the soil, which helps prevent seed germination from unwanted weeds. It can also save on high summer water bills.
Garden straw acts as a physical barrier, preventing weed seeds from reaching the soil surface and germinating. It blocks sunlight from reaching the weeds, inhibiting their growth and reducing competition for nutrients, water, and sunlight with your desired plants.
How to Apply:
Here are 9 steps to follow to apply organic garden straw to your garden.
Step 1: Gather the necessary materials
Organic garden straw: You can find organic straw at garden centers, nurseries, or online.
Gardening gloves: Wear gloves to protect your hands while working in the garden.
Step 2: Prepare your garden bed
Clear the garden bed of any existing weeds, debris, or plants that you don’t want to keep.
Loosen the soil with a garden fork or tiller to improve aeration and drainage.
Step 3: Water the garden bed
Before applying the straw, water the garden bed thoroughly to ensure that the soil is moist.
Step 4: Spread the straw
Take a handful of straw and spread it evenly over the surface of the garden bed, starting from one end and working your way to the other.
Aim for a layer of straw about 2-4 inches thick. This will help suppress weeds and retain moisture in the soil.
Step 5: Avoid plant stems
As you spread the straw, be careful to avoid covering the stems or crowns of any existing plants in your garden. Straw piled around stems can lead to moisture retention and potential rot.
Step 6: Fill in the gaps
Pay attention to any gaps or bare spots in the straw coverage and add more straw as needed. The goal is to create a consistent layer across the entire garden bed.
Step 7: Water the straw
After applying the straw, lightly water it to help settle it down and ensure good contact with the soil beneath.
Step 8: Monitor moisture levels
Check the moisture levels in your garden bed regularly, especially during dry periods. The straw will help retain moisture, but you may still need to water your plants as necessary.
Step 9: Reapply as needed
Over time, the straw may break down or get blown away. Reapply straw as needed to maintain a consistent layer and provide ongoing weed suppression and moisture retention.