The Benefits of Bark Mulch

  • Reduces weed germination
  • Keeps the soil at a moderate temperature, keeping plant roots cool
  • Helps the soil retain moisture, reducing the need to water
  • Adds organic material to the soil as it decomposes, encouraging the growth of beneficial organisms
  • Aesthetically enhances your garden, unifying the landscape and adding color
  • Helps keep plants, buildings and hardscaping clean by reducing the splash of soil


How To Use Bark Mulch

  • If you already have bark mulch on your planting beds, you may just need to “fluff” it up using a metal rake.  If you are hitting dirt or if the soil is showing through, it’s time to apply more.
  • Apply bark mulch 2-3 inches thick.  One yard will cover approximately 100 square feet.
  • Apply evenly throughout planting beds.  Keep mulch away from tree trunks, bases of shrubs and wood siding.  Lightly topdress around tender perennials.

At Wandsnider Landscape, we use our own double ground hardwood mulch produced from local trees.

Apply a further composted bark mulch on planting beds with tender perennials and ground cover plants.

Keep bark mulch away from bases of trees and shrubs.