- Gardening – woodchip bark and slate?
I have finally got my finger out and given our front garden some much needed love. I want to put some woodchip or bark down on some areas and take up the stone chippings on the path and replace with some coloured slate. How do I calculate how much I will need and where is the best place to get this stuff? Is it a B&Q job or will a local garden centre be better?Posted 3 months agojimdubleyouSubscriber
In my experience, 1 bag of slate chipping does about 0.75 to 1 sqM to an acceptable depth.
We buy from Wickes as it’s nearer – wait for a 4 for 3 (or 3 for 2) offer on fancy gravels. If you’re doing loads, it might be worth getting one of those cubic metre bags delivered to your doorstep.
Garden centre is usually expensive by comparison, but you need to shop around – they all seem to do the same stuff just different names.Posted 3 months agoRockhopperMember
Bark or woodchip will need re-doing fairly regularly as it rots down. Plastic bags of slate from B&Q cover far less area than you’d imagine, I’d work on max 0.75m² or perhaps a bit less. Cheapest way is to get a tonne bag delivered if you have the space to accommodate the delivery wagon etc.Posted 3 months ago
Mate, it won’t be, believe me!
According to t’internet:Posted 3 months ago
Bark mulch and wood chips are the two most common types of garden mulch with finer blends decomposing more quickly than thicker mulch pieces. However, wood chips tend to last about five to seven years with bark mulch lasting seven to ten years. Bark mulch lasts longer because it is made up of the hardest portions of the tree; wood chips are made from the softer, inner portions of scrap lumber.
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