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Westland Landscape Bark is perfect for creating low maintenance beds & borders. It reduces the need for frequent weeding and therefore the amount of time spent on weeding. It can also be used to create rustic natural looking pathways through woodland and large borders. Additionally, the bark is produced from responsible conifer plantations which are grown for the timber industry and are certified by Forest Stewardship Council standards (FSC®).

  • 30-50mm large chips for maximum coverage
  • Helps suppress weed growth
  • Improves moisture retention around plants

Sizes available

  • 90 litre
  • 100 litre
  • Product Details
  • How to Use
  • Tips & Advice

Westland Landscape Bark is a specially selected grade of screened large bark chips (**approximately 30-50mm – size can vary) that can be used on flower beds and borders, trees and fruit bushes. It is an exceptional decorative ground cover mulch providing excellent weed suppression, moisture retention and thermal protection for plant roots.

How to Use

A gardeners removing weeds from a border with a trowel.

Existing beds & borders

Prepare the border by removing all weeds and debris. Spread a layer of bark 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 spade to spread Landscape Bark around the border.

New beds & borders

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

Top Tip: For best results, laying a perforated plastic or fabric membrane under the bark 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 bark chips back under the plant canopy to cover the membrane.

A gardener laying some weed membrane over the bed prior to covering with Landscape Bark.

Aftercare for beds & borders

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

For use under fruit trees & fruit bushes

Prepare the area under fruit trees and fruit bushes by removing all weeds and grass. Spread a layer of bark 2.5-5 cm deep over the area right up the to tree and bush trunks.

For use on pathways

Prepare the pathway by removing all weeds and debris. Spread a layer of bark 5 cm deep over the path.

Aftercare for pathways

Remove any annual weeds as they appear. To maintain a good bark layer replenish the area with fresh bark annually.

Handy Gardening Tips

  • Store in a dry frost free place away from weed killers and other garden chemicals
  • Reseal bag after use

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I have cats and dogs, is Landscape Bark suitable for my garden?

A. Yes, Landscape Bark is 100% Sitka spruce bark with nothing else added and will not cause concern for your pets. However we do know dogs like to chew wood so if your pet likes to do this then please consider if the product is suitable for them

For any questions or advice, please contact our technical advice line on 01480 443789 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) or email customerservice@westlandhorticulture.com

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