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Why bark chippings are the perfect solution to low-cost gardening for your home

By Cathryn Robson on 18/08/14 in: Enhance Your Home

Why bark chippings are the perfect solution to low-cost gardening for your home.

Bark Chippings - Using bark chippings on flowerbeds and borders is a brilliant way of keeping costs down. Not only will you find that you save money in the long run due to the lack of the need for fertiliser and compost, but you will also find that the need for maintenance is absolutely minimal.

Bark chippings inhibit weed growth and prevent much needed sunshine reaching weeds so they don’t grow. The bark chippings also retain a lot more water than soil so you will also find that your water bill doesn’t go through the roof every time you water the garden. They release their stored water slowly into the soil so you don’t have to water your garden as often again saving on bills. When the weather is colder bark chippings can add an extra insulating layer protecting plant roots and bulbs. This is a cheaper and more attractive solution than covering your garden in things such as cloth or plastic.

More and more people are discovering the benefits of using bark chippings in their garden and it’s no wonder that demand is getting so high.

At Stones4Homes we have 3 types of landscaping bark mulch for you to choose from: our Economy Ornamental Mulch, our Luxury Bark Mulch and our Ultra Pine Bark (probably one of the most attractive Barks available).  All will do a fine job of insulating your plants and suppressing weeds.  Economy Ornamental Bark Mulch 10-30mm - A functional bark mulch, consisting of mixed conifer bark chips, which will improve the look of beds and borders whilst supressing weed growth and aiding moisture retention.