Bark chippings are a cheap and effective way to finish areas of your garden with numerous benefits at hand especially if you are looking to make your garden low maintenance.
How to use Bark Chippings
The bark chippings are made within specific sizing guides and are a great natural look to use in multiple areas of your garden from the borders and flower beds to paths and play areas.
Why should you use Bark Chippings?
Garden Bark Chippings are a great natural choice for your garden and blend beautifully into bedding and low maintenance garden areas. The bark mulch has so many benefits to your garden including being useful and protective in all weather conditions helping to protect your plants by placing the bark chippings around the base of the plants.
During the hot summer months the garden bark chippings act as a layer against the heat to help improve the soil moisture levels while in the winter when we get the early frosts it insulates the plants roots to protect them from damage. If there are periods of heavy rainfall the bark mulch protects the ground from soil erosion acting as a protective barrier. Other than these benefits it is also cheap, quick and easy to lay as you just put some down and rake it evenly over the area and the bark chippings will last between 1-3 years and it is easy to just add a small amount to refresh areas rather than having to redo the whole area.
The garden bark chippings are also good at suppressing weed growth in the areas where it is laid, however, for maximum effect it is advisable to thoroughly weed the area before laying the bark mulch and if it is an area that is prone to heavy weed growth applying a membrane before laying the garden bark chippings will make it most effective.