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Mulch much? 7 Benefits of Using Bark Mulch in Your Garden



Topdressing with bark mulch offers several benefits for your garden or landscape. Here are some of the key advantages:

  1. Moisture retention: Bark mulch acts as a natural insulator, helping to retain moisture in the soil. It reduces water evaporation from the soil surface and minimizes the need for frequent watering.

  2. Weed suppression: Bark mulch acts as a protective barrier, preventing weed seeds from receiving sunlight and germinating. It helps to suppress weed growth and reduces the need for manual weeding or herbicide use.

  3. Soil temperature moderation: Bark mulch acts as an insulating layer, moderating soil temperatures. It keeps the soil cooler during hot summer months and warmer during colder periods, providing a more stable environment for plant roots.

  4. Soil enrichment: Over time, bark mulch decomposes and adds organic matter to the soil. It improves soil structure, promotes beneficial microbial activity, and enhances nutrient availability for plants. This organic enrichment contributes to overall soil health and fertility.

  5. Erosion control: By covering the soil surface, bark mulch helps prevent erosion caused by wind or water runoff. It protects the topsoil from being washed away during heavy rains or windy conditions.

  6. Aesthetic appeal: Bark mulch enhances the overall appearance of garden beds and landscape areas. It provides a neat, uniform, and finished look to your garden while creating visual contrast with the plants.

  7. Soil compaction prevention: The application of bark mulch reduces soil compaction caused by heavy rain or foot traffic. It acts as a cushioning layer, preventing soil particles from becoming densely packed and improving overall soil structure.

Bark mulch available in bulk at B&K


Our bulk yard is always open for pick-up of bark mulch. You can purchase it by the tractor scoop (1/2 cubic yard), or by the 5-gallon pail. Visit our Products page for more information.

Delivery can also be booked! We deliver anywhere on the Sunshine Coast and can usually accommodate same-day delivery. Call us at 604-886-0924 to book your delivery!

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