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Decorative Wood Chip Terracotta

Decorative Wood Chip Terracotta

For a highly decorative, attractive finish all over your garden from your beds and borders to your containers and pathways, Westland Decorative Wood Chip is the perfect solution. These large terracotta softwood chips (*approximately 8-20mm - size can vary) not only provide a clean background for displaying your plants against but also offers excellent weed suppression, moisture retention and thermal protection for plant roots.

  • 8-20mm mini wood chips
  • Adds decorative finish to beds & borders
  • Long lasting colour
  • Suppresses weed growth and retains soil moisture
  • Size 60L

Westland Decorative Wood Chip reduces the need for frequent weeding and time spent on weeding. They also help conserve water and provide thermal insulation for your plant roots.
Produced from natural untreated wood chips, which have been coloured with a stable natural terracotta dye, providing season-long colour and protection against fading, for a stunning finish in your garden. Westland Decorative Wood Chip use non-toxic colourings making them safe to use around children and pets.

How to use

We recommend wearing gloves when using this product.

Existing beds & borders

Prepare the area by removing all weeds and debris. Spread a layer of Decorative Wood Chips 2.5-5 cm deep over the area ensuring that the mulch reaches under the plant canopy and covers the root area.

A gardener using a trowel to remove weeds from a garden border.     

A gardener using a spade to cover a border with Decorative Wood Chip Terracotta Bark.

New small borders

Prepare the area by removing all weeds and debris. Spread a layer of bark 2.5-5 cm deep over the area.

A gardener using a plastic membrane to cover the flower border before adding Decorative Wood Chip Terracotta bark.

Top Tip: For best results, laying a perforated plastic or fabric membrane under the wood chip mulch is advisable to further reduce weed problems where perennial weeds occur. Cut an X shaped hole in the membrane and plant shrubs and flowers into planting hole underneath the membrane. Spread the wood chips back under the plant canopy to cover the membrane.

Aftercare for small borders

Remove any annual weeds as they appear. To maintain a good mulch layer replenish the area with fresh Decorative Wood Chips annually.

For use in containers & pots

When planting containers & pots, leave a 5-7 cm space at top of the container or pot. Spread a 3-5 cm Decorative Terracotta Wood Chips over the top of the compost or soil. This will provide important thermal insulation, prevent water loss and make the pots easier to water.

Aftercare for pots & containers

Remove any annual weeds as they appear. Check the compost underneath is fresh and has not formed a crusted salt layer, replace if necessary. Top up the Decorative Terracotta Wood Chips layer with fresh wood chips to maintain an insulating layer.

For use on pathways

Prepare the area by removing all weeds and debris. Spread a layer of Decorative Wood Chips 5cm deep over the path.

Aftercare for pathways

Remove any annual weeds as they appear. To maintain a good layer on your pathway replenish the area with fresh wood chips annually.

Handy gardening tips

• Store in a dry frost free place away from weed killers and other garden chemicals.
• Reseal bag after use.
• Wear gloves when handling.
• Take care when handling, like any natural product this may stain light coloured clothing when handling.

Westland Decorative Wood Chips is produced from sustainable conifer plantations which are grown for the timber industry and are certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council® (FSC).


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