Alsoils+ Bark Mulch is light in appearance and is made using high-quality compost and tree bark. Using Bark Mulch and chippings, helps suppress weeds and protect plants from all types of weather, as well as creating an attractive finish to beds & borders.
Our bark mulch provides a protective layer over the soil, helping to retain moisture and control weed growth – it also provides a natural barrier against soil erosion and helps to regulate soil temperature, providing an ideal environment for your plants to thrive. Over time, our bark mulch breaks down, enriching the soil with vital nutrients and organic matter. All of our bulk bags are filled to the brim, so you can be sure that you get the best value for money and a high-quality product.
Suitable for: Beds and borders, paths and play areas
Bag size: 0.75m³
Available in: Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Chichester, Waterlooville and other towns and villages within Hampshire and West Sussex
Bark Mulch FAQs
Is bark a good mulch?
Shredded or chipped materials from both broadleaf and conifer sources, make an excellent mulch for use in the garden. These materials decompose slowly making them long-lived, reducing the need for re-application.
How long does your bark mulch last?
Our premium bark mulch and wood chippings will have a practical life span of 4 – 7 years and an aesthetic life span of 1 -2 years depending on the levels of usage.
How thick should you spread bark mulch?
A 3 – 4 inch layer of bark mulch would be appropriate for well-drained sites around trees and shrubs, but if you’re spreading on heavy soils, a 2 – 3 inch layer would be sufficient.
What is bark mulch good for?
Bark mulch is good for gardening as it retains solid moisture, soil temperature and effectively suppresses weed growth. This makes it a valuable resource for promoting healthy plant growth and maintaining a well-maintained garden environment.
Does bark stop weeds from coming through?
Bark stops weeds from coming through by creating a physical barrier that prevents their penetration and growth. This quality makes bark mulch an effective solution for preventing weeds and maintaining a cleaner, weed-free garden space.
Can you put bark straight into the soil?
We would recommend applying a substantial layer of bark mulch directly into the soil for the best results. Adding a generously thick layer of bark serves as an effective way to ensure its benefits are well maximised when directly integrated into the soil.
Does bark stop slugs?
Bark mulch proves highly effective in deterring slugs and snails due to its coarse texture. This quality makes it an excellent choice for creating a barrier that limits the movement and activity of these pests.
Can I put bark on my flower beds?
Absolutely, you can apply bark on your flower beds with great benefits. By using bark, you can effectively prevent weed growth and create flowerbeds and borders that are easy to maintain. Bark mulch acts as a natural weed barrier while enhancing the overall appearance of your garden space.
Our Bark Mulch bulk bag deliveries are typically made via a vehicle with a crane offload.
Deliveries will be between 2/5 working days from ordering – unfortunately we are unable to specify a specific time although if you call us, we can usually let you know what day and a rough time to expect your delivery, however due to the nature of our business this cannot be guaranteed and can change at short notice.
Being a local, family-run business we only have the capabilities to deliver topsoil, manure, mulch and other products to areas near our HQ in Hambledon, Hampshire (see our delivery zones page for more information). Please note, we are currently unable to deliver bulk bags of Bark Mulch within the Portsmouth Clean Air Zone.