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Gro-Sure Smart Ground Cover

Gro-Sure Smart Ground Cover is a protective and decorative natural mulch ideal for use in, beds, borders, planters, containers and pots. Smart because it’s made with clever natural wood fibres that lock together to stay in place...

  • All natural weed prevention
  • Keeps soil moist in summer
  • Protects plant roots in winter
  • A make-over for garden borders
  • 50% better coverage than bark
  • Lightweight
  • Available in 100L bag.

Why is Gro-Sure Smart Ground Cover better than bark?

It prevents weeds

75% more effective at weed prevention than bark

It goes much further

50% more coverage than bark

It gives neat and tidy borders

Fibres lock together to stay in place, even on slopes!

Image showing the benefits of Gro-Sure Smart Ground Cover.

How much to use (coverage table)?

Location/Depth 1 bag covers
Beds & borders - 3cm depth 5sq.m
Plants/containers/pots* - 3cm depth 39 pots*
*Based on a 40cm circular pot

General advice

• Do not apply when the ground is frozen.
• Smart Ground Cover is great for use with garden bulbs.
• Bulbs will grow up through the mulch and flower normally.
• Smart Ground Cover is safe to use with ericaceous / lime hating / acid loving plants.
• Store in a dry frost free place away from weed killers and other garden chemicals.
• Reseal bag after use.


Clear away weeds thoroughly and completely before putting Smart Ground Cover down, including removing the roots of any perennial weeds. Water plants and soil before applying, to ensure the soil is moist. We recommend wearing gloves when handling. 

Image of a hand wearing garden gloves pulling out a weed.


Spread a layer of Smart Ground Cover 3 cm deep over the soil surface. Ensure the soil is evenly and completely covered.
When spreading, break up any clumps and fluff-up the mulch up to incorporate air. Suitable for use on beds and borders,
or containers. After spreading, water over the surface of the mulch. This locks the fibres together. 

Image of watering can wetting the mulch, which is applied 3cm deep on top of soil.


Should any weeds appear, remove as soon as possible to prevent them spreading. Smart Ground Cover Mulch will stay effective for years after application, but may need occasional replenishment to maintain a thick enough layer on top of the soil surface.

Image of someone topping up Gro-Sure Smart Ground Cover when it gets thin.

Health and Safety Advice

• Use in a well ventilated place and avoid breathing in dust.
• Always wear gloves when gardening and then wash hands after use.

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