Mulch Bark

Rachel Byrne asked 11 years ago

We recently planted some griselinia to form a hedge at the front of our house. We bought some mulch bark to cover the soil to reduce weeds and so the area looks more pleasing to the eye. We purchased the mulch from a local recycling centre. We have been told that the mulch bark may harm the hedging and have not spread it yet. Can you please advise if this is the case?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
It is possible, on heavy soils, for mulch to make the soil too wet and to cause some trees and shrubs to suffer, but this is not usually a problem.

If you are happy that the drainage is good and the soil is not too clayey, the mulch will do no harm.