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Westland Plant Protection Bark is a unique 3 in 1 mulch which has been specially manufactured to protect your plants from slugs, drought and weed establishment. The attractive decorative mini bark chips create a physical barrier preventing slug and snail damage. The natural way to protect those precious plants.
- 8-20mm mini chips
- Protects plants from slugs & snails
- Suppresses plant growth
- Helps retain moisture
- Size 90L
Not only does this unique mulch create a physical barrier against slugs but the attractive, 8-20mm* mini bark chips provide a highly decorative finish for borders and containers. These small brown chips provide a clean background for displaying your plants against but also offers excellent weed suppression, moisture retention and thermal protection for plant roots. Perfect for creating low maintenance borders and using in containers, Westland Plant Protection Bark reduces the need for frequent weeding and the amount of time spent on weeding. Westland Plant Protection Bark is produced from sustainable conifer plantations which are grown for the timber industry and are certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC).
When spread to an average depth of 3cm: 1 bag of Plant Protection Bark will cover 2 sq.m.
How to use
Existing small borders
Prepare the area by removing all weeds and debris. Spread a layer of bark 2.5-5cm deep over the area ensuring that the mulch reaches under the plant canopy and covers the root area.
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. Remove any annual weeds as they appear. To maintain a good mulch layer replenish the area with fresh bark annually.
Containers & pots
When planting containers & pots, leave a 5-7 cm space at top of the container or pot. Spread a 3-5 cm layer of bark over the top of the compost or soil. This will provide important thermal insulation, prevent water loss and make the pots easier to water. 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 bark layer with fresh bark to maintain an insulating layer. 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.