Why should I install bark on my beds & borders?

Installing bark on your borders offers several benefits:

  1. Weed Suppression: Bark acts as a natural weed barrier, preventing weed growth and reducing the need for constant weeding.
  2. Moisture Retention: Bark helps retain moisture in the soil by reducing evaporation, which is particularly beneficial in dry or arid climates.
  3. Temperature Regulation: It provides insulation to the soil, helping regulate soil temperature by keeping it cooler in hot weather and warmer in cold weather.
  4. Soil Structure Improvement: Over time, bark decomposes, contributing organic matter to the soil and improving its structure, aeration, and fertility.
  5. Aesthetic Appeal: Bark mulch enhances the visual appeal of your garden borders, giving them a neat and finished look. It also comes in various colors, allowing you to choose a style that complements your landscape.
  6. Erosion Control: Bark helps prevent soil erosion by reducing water runoff and keeping the soil in place during heavy rain.

Before installing bark, ensure proper preparation of the soil and choose the right type and thickness of bark for your specific landscaping needs.