Ask any successful landscape gardener and they will tell you that they always have a good supply of bark chippings. Read on to find out why they are so popular.
When it comes to landscape gardening, anybody involved in this busy industry knows that it’s all about creativity, design and thinking outside of the box. The landscape gardeners that are really making their mark in the gardening world are the ones who are constantly looking for new techniques, state of the art machinery and equipment, and exceptional materials to carry out their job. It’s not just about moving a lawn and weeding a few flowerbeds – this is conceptual art and design for gardens and it’s all about trends, fashion and style.
Bark chippings have long been favoured by forward thinking landscape gardeners because of its attractiveness as well as the fact that it provide a low-maintenance garden solution which customers simply love. It has a multitude of uses, the most popular of which is probably as a flowerbed filler. Rather than soil which is messy and easy for weeds to penetrate, bark chippings provide a great place for plants to thrive without weeds taking over. Because it retains more moisture than soil and also allows water to filtrate rather than to gather in one place, they are also a nutrient-rich and effective way of landscaping.
Not only are bark chippings great for flowerbeds but they are also brilliant flooring material for children’s play areas. Providing a soft landing pad and also costing a fraction of the price it would cost to turf an area, bark chippings are far superior in many ways to traditional play park floorings such as concrete.
Landscape gardeners also like to use decorative gravel and even decorative pebbles for a really interesting and unique design element to their clients’ gardens. These are attractive, versatile, low-maintenance and available