Border bark is a versatile product that can be used in many different ways to improve the look of your garden, and the quality of the soil. Find out how border bark can transform your garden with helpful advice from Essex turf and topsoil supplier, Paynes Turf.
Border bark, when spread over beds and borders, can instantly revamp an ordinary looking garden into a garden with instant wow factor. Dry, ugly soil is immediately replaced with a natural covering, reminiscent of a forest floor. Bark is also ideal for installing on children’s play areas as it provides a soft landing.
Benefits of bark
If used as mulch, border bark will improve the quality of the soil around plants, and act as a barrier to prevent moisture loss from the soil, therefore keeping plants moist. It also means that less watering of plants is required, as moisture will not evaporate as quickly as it normally would. Border bark is ideal to use in pots, containers and window boxes, as it will help to retain moisture in the soil for longer.
Weeds are the blight on every gardener’s flowerbeds, but the good news is that a layer of border bark will suppress weeds, meaning far less weeding will be required.
Bark is durable and will last for several years before it eventually breaks down naturally into the soil. Once broken down, the nutrients in the border bark filter down into the soil and transform the soil into healthy, nutrient filled earth – perfect for keeping your plants healthy.
How to apply bark
Make sure that all weeds have been removed from the area, including the roots. Spread the bark over soil in borders and beds to at least 5cm in depth. This will help to reduce moisture loss from the soil. Rake the bark over the area until it is spread evenly. Apply when the soil is moist and warm for the best results.
How to use as mulch
Apply to beds around 5cm deep, taking care not to pile the bark up around the stems of plants, or to cover low growing plants.
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