Applying a thick layer of decorative bark to your soil surfaces (called a mulch) does much more than just make your garden look attractive. It helps to retain soil moisture, suppresses weed growth and will gradually improve the structure of your soil.
What is the difference between bark and wood chips?
Generally speaking, wood chips are made from the actual interior wood of a tree, while bark chips are composed of the outer portion, or bark of various tree species like cedar, pine, or eucalyptus.
How much does a bag of bark cost?
Mulch PricesTypePer FootPer BagBark Mulch$3.44$6.88Pine Bark$0.96$1.92Pine Straw$1.50$3Playground Mulch$3.26$6.5211 more rows
Is there a difference between mulch and wood chips?
Whats the difference between wood mulch and wood chips? Wood chips are shredded, chipped, or ground-up pieces of wood. Wood mulch refers to the way wood chips are used. When spread on the soil surface as a protective top-dressing, we call it wood mulch.
Does bark turn into soil?
When used as a surface mulch, bark has no effect whatsoever on the soils nutrients - it does not directly supply nutrients, nor does it deplete the soil of nutrients.