Products – Soil & Mulches – Types of Mulches – Small Bark
Small Bark is good for walkways and gardens. Small bark is pretty to look at and easy to walk on. It helps prevent weed seeds from germinating. It covers the ground thoroughly and is very effective retarding weed growth. Small bark nuggets are screened from 3/8″ to 3/4″ in size. Try to maintain at least 2″ to 3″ deep of bark for best weed prevention results. A layer of bark will also help to conserve soil moisture, and will help keep the soil temperature a little more consistant. Do not use small bark on steep slopes or in extremely windy locations. Either use Shredded bark, or cover the small bark with larger size bark chunks to prevent wind erosion.
One yard of bark will cover about 150 square feet 2″ deep or about 100 square feet 3″ deep.