A variety of barks for multiple uses within the garden including decorative bark chippings, bark mulch, play bark, landscaping bark and more. Retain moisture, discourage weeds and provide long term soil conditioning – or provide a safe surface for children and pets.
Bark and bark chippings are a versatile material performing a variety of horticultural and decorative functions including:
Mulch – All bark will eventually break down and become part of the soil, helping to improve the soil’s texture over time. How fast this occurs depends on the initial size of the bark (larger bark chippings will take longer), the species of wood (hardwood takes longer than softwood) and the amount of moisture it is exposed to (it will rot down more quickly in wet conditions). Because of its natural mulching properties all bark will need to be topped up in two to three years to maintain cover and appearance. If you are looking to improve your soil quality, check out our Mulch and Soil Conditioner pages too.
Bed Coverings – A layer of bark chips over soil will help to retain moisture (important in our dry East Anglian climate) as well as protecting plant roots from heat and frost. Depending on the thickness of the layer, bark will also have a natural weed suppressant effect, saving you work and keeping beds looking neater for longer.
Play Surfaces – Play bark chippings are more regular larger pieces and are designed to absorb impact and have rounder edges to minimise the chance of injury to children or pets.
Paths, Slopes and Shaded Areas – Don’t have time to create a stone or gravel pathway? Or do you have tricky sloping areas unsuitable for turfing or planting? A layer of bark will help to deal with muddy pathways or shaded areas where grass has difficulty growing. Bark is also a great solution for sloping areas where heavier materials such as gravel won’t stay put.
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