Which is better pea straw or sugar cane mulch?
Simply so, which type of mulch is best?
ORGANIC MULCH: Wood Chips, Nuggets, or Bark Hardwood works best around trees, shrubs, and in perennial beds, while softwood (typically made from pine) should be reserved for use around large trees and shrubs. Pine tends to be slightly more acidic and therefore takes longer to decompose than other organic mulches.
Additionally, does sugar cane mulch stop weeds? Prevents Weed Growth Another benefit of using sugar cane mulch is that applying a thick layer of the mulch will prevent weed seeds from reaching the soil below. Similarly, any weeds that were already in the soil will not be able to grow as the mulch will block the sunlight that they need to grow.
Consequently, what is pea straw good for?
Pea straw is ideal for use as a mulching layer around heavy feeding fruit and vegetable plants where it can help to suppress weeds from taking hold and competing for nutrients and moisture in the soil. Pea straw can be dug into garden soil to help improve its structure and moisture retention.
How long does pea straw take to break down?
The pea straw eventually breaks down, enriching the soil with organic matter. As this process can take a couple of seasons, we find we need to mulch only every two years, thus, in effect, halving the cost. This year we barrelled through 60 bales, giving a coverage of about 8 square metres a bale.