Make Your Life Easier And Mulch With Landscaping Bark
Landscaping Bark is available from Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire and is the perfect product for finishing off beds and borders, both as a natural covering material which saves watering and a great weed suppressant.
Bark is free draining yet moisture retaining product perfect for use around plants and flowers.
Mulch is perfect for protecting your plants roots, especially from drought, heat or cold. It provides a natural, recyclable barrier that "insulates" your plants roots from external conditions.
All mulches will let water drain through from above but slow the movement back up through evaporation.
Mulching however has another huge benefit to your garden. Well applied mulch will restrict weed growth, which is always a battle for keen and amateur gardeners alike.
This is how mulching reduces weed growth in the garden:
The mulch prevents light from reaching the weed seeds so they don't germinate. In the first year of application, the mulch will also act as an "impenetrable" layer for germinating weed seeds that have had a "dose" of light, moisture and heat.
So to use bark mulch is far better than using a fine "compost" type of mulch like green waste compost or spent mushroom compost as light and water have got into the compost already and you must add enough depth that the emerging weed shoots will run out of steam before they emerge.
Bark mulch. is cheap to buy and also has a longer term effect (3-5 years is possible). Airborne weed seeds, that will attack garden borders anytime after the mulch is laid, find bark chippings an unsuitable place to germinate and grow. Even if they do survive the early part of life, they are very easily removed by hand from the bark chips as their roots are unable to lock everything together.
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