Plastic mulch polythene paper with UV treatment by Grekkon Limited is used widely in Kenya by farmers growing crops in the open field or in the greenhouse. Our plastic mulch is an effective way of water conservation, weed suppression, and raising soil temperature. Our silver on black plastic mulch paper is available as; 23, 30, 60, and 80 microns with varying widths and lengths. The choice of thickness is a factor of crop location, a grower’s budget, and the number of seasons it is intended for use. Plastic mulching in vegetables is a common practice for high-value crops. We do not use clear plastic mulch because of the high temperatures in the tropics. Plastic mulch without drip irrigation is used too.


Our widths are; 1M, 1.2M and 1.6M according to the mulch paper thickness. The black part remains underneath to preserve soil warmth, and the silver part goes on the outside to reflect excessive heat. Light reflected by the silver side is a repellent to many insect pests too

Mulch paper’s advantage over organic mulch is that it does not provide a hiding place for insect pests, and is re-usable over subsequent seasons. This is important in tropical regions where agriculture pest infestation is huge due to high temperatures through out the year.



Plastic Mulch Paper by Grekkon Limited

A 60 micron plastic mulch paper by Grekkon Limited in Ziwa area, Uasin Gishu county for chilli growing

Does Water Go Through Plastic Mulch?

Overhead water sources such as rain or sprinkler irrigation won’t penetrate the plastic to get to the soil


Can You Use Plastic Mulch Without Drip Irrigation?

Yes. Irrigation is done by pouring water in the holes where the plants are. This is a tedious and time consuming process



Advantages of Plastic Mulch

i. Early start for crops. Plants take off with vigor because they have sufficient moisture retained within their root zones. Again the warmth retained in the soil hastens crop growth.

ii. Reduces water wastage. Water loss resulting from evaporation is largely reduced which saves on daily irrigation operational costs.

iii. Less upkeep. Mulch paper stifles weeds which saves weeding operational costs, removes competition for nutrients and light against the crop by weeds.

iv. Better crop quality. Mulched crops have better yield quality as a result of less disease and pest attack, and a more vigorous growth.



  • It is not biodegradable
  • It is more expensive to use than organic waste mulch
  • Irrigation is limited to drip irrigation


Mulch Paper Installation

  • Spread the paper along the length of the bed
  • Tuck the extra paper in the bottom edges of the planting bed
  • Perforate planting holes on the paper surface according to the crop spacing



  1. 30 micron Kes 18 per M square
  2. 60 micron Kes 30 per M square
  3. 70 micron Kes 40 per M square

Polythene mulch paper is available in our Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nyeri, Meru and Nyahururu stores in Kenya. Our technical and agronomy team provide professional advise to growers on the appropriate thickness to us, and how to use it well.

Comments (34)

  • i need poly mulch film.can you send me more details

    • Good afternoon Nayani,

      We have 80micron, silver on black available for Kes 48/M sq.

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

  • Every educative.This is asolution to erractic rains due to climate change.will like to try it soon.

    Thomas Meier Isaaka
  • My question is for the 80micron plastic mulch it’s life span from the time of purchase

    • Good afternoon Joseph,

      Your 80 micron plastic mulch paper lifespan is from 3-1/2 years

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

  • It is a very useful blog and very important information about Plastic Mulch.

  • Hi, I would like to but the mulching plastic for a 1 acre farm in Thika. How much will it cost? And do you have a store in Thika?
    Also, what’s the total cost for the drip pipes for a one acre farm?

    • Good evening Moha,

      For your plastic mulch paper price in Kenya quote, please share with us your requisite thickness

      The cost drip pipes per acre is from Kes 90,000 depending on the crop type

      Learn about our drip kit prices by crop tyoe in this link, then advice is on your preference;

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

    • How much for a whole roll of 30 micron

      Vincent Rotich
  • Hi am from Tanzania, do you have a branch here in Tanzania? I do need that mulch

    Daniel Sinkwembe
    • Good morning Daniel,

      We supply Tanzania with plastic mulch paper from our Nairobi office. Pleasr email us your contact number for us to reach you or call us

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

  • Am interested with mulching which crops benefit?

    Janet swagi
    • Good afternoon Janet,

      Our mulch paper is for all horticulture, herbs, spices, forestry and fruit crops

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

  • Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information, It’s very helpful.


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