If you’re thinking of sprucing up your garden ready for a spring and summer of entertaining outside, there are a number of ways you can do this. Regardless of the shape and size of your garden, decorative bark has so many benefits, and not all of them are visual either. You’d be surprised just how useful this natural addition can be to your outdoor space.
What are some of the benefits?
Retains moisture in the soil – Whether you’re choosing to buy a bulk bag of bark or in smaller amounts, adding bark to the beds of your garden can help keep moisture in your soil. If you have a particularly dry patch or area that gets a lot of sunlight, bark can help you to regulate this area through the warmer months.
Adds a layer of protection for your plants – If some of the roots of your plants are exposed or your garden attracts a lot of wildlife, bark can add a much-needed layer of protection.
The perfect weed suppresser – Because bark can be particularly heavy, especially if it’s packed in a small space, it’s ideal for keeping those pesky weeds away. Gone will be the days of having to weed for hours; by popping some bark down, your plants and beds will look fresh as a daisy all year round.
Keep your soil cool as a cucumber – Some plants love being cool, which can be particularly difficult if your garden gets a lot of sunlight. Covering your space with bark is a great way to protect their roots and keep them cool when the sun is beating down.
Long lasting and reliable – One of the biggest benefits of bark is that it lasts for a substantial amount of time. If you’re on the hunt for a product that’s hardy and reliable, investing in and laying bark in your garden is a great option.
Keep your soil fertile – Because of its natural properties, it’s the perfect addition to your garden and will keep your soil fertile all year round.
The visual benefits – Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than looking at the bare soil when the seasons change, and your plants begin to die back. A big benefit of introducing bark to your garden beds is that it dresses them up with texture and colour.
No matter where you add bark to your outside space, it’s sure to give it the lift you’re looking for and bring so many benefits with it too.