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Ornamental Bark Mulch

Field No.8 Ornamental Bark Mulch is a popular mixed conifer bark mulch that is frequently specified by landscape architects for commercial planting contracts.

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Field No.8 Ornamental Bark Mulch

What is it?

Field No.8 Ornamental Bark Mulch is a popular mixed conifer bark mulch that is frequently specified by landscape architects for commercial planting contracts. It is screened to a 10-40mm particle size, is FSC certified, conforms to BS EN 4790:1997 for fire resistance and contains less than 20% white wood, dust and fines.

What does it do?

Provides an aesthetically pleasing protective mulch layer for beds, borders and planters.

What are the benefits?

  • Field No.8 suppresses the growth of existing perennial weeds and resists colonisation by annual weed seeds.
  • Field No.8 meets with specifier requirements for commercial landscaping contracts.
  • Field No.8 provides an aesthetically pleasing dark under layer to planted areas.
  • Field No.8 allows for clean access to planted areas whilst resisting soil compaction from foot traffic.
  • Field No.8 holds moisture in the soil reducing the need for irrigation.
  • Field No.8 adds an insulating layer to the base of plants resisting the climatic extremes of freezing/drought conditions.
  • Field No.8 lasts for up to 2 years gradually increasing soil organic matter levels as it slowly degrades over time.
  • Field No.8 will improve soil structure overtime making it easier to dig.
  • Field No.8 reduces the need for watering in drier months.

How much do I need?

Measure the approximate surface area of the bed or border you wish to mulch.

Decide how deep you wish to install the mulch. For best results 75mm – 100mm is recommended.

1m³ of this product will be sufficient to cover the following surface area:

Depth of mulch:  50mm 75mm 100mm
Area covered: 20m² 13.33m² 10m²

Alternatively give us a call with the dimensions of the area you wish to mulch and we will do the calculations for you.

Directions for use

  1. Clear weeds from area ahead of planting. Spraying off with a systemic herbicide such as glyphosate two to three weeks prior to planting is particularly effective.
  2. Prepare and cultivate the root zone. The addition of Field No. 1 soil conditioner or Field No.16 Tree and Shrub planting compost is recommended at this stage.
  3. To further reduce maintenance requirements and to increase mulch life a geo-textile mat can be laid ahead of planting. You can add geo-textile to your order at the check out.
  4. Install plants.
  5. Spread Field No.8 evenly at a depth of between 75 and 100mm (3 to 4 inches) allowing at least 10% for settlement.
  6. For best results reduce disturbance of mulch once installed.
  7. For best results top up levels every 6-12 months.
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