Bark Chips Adelaide Landscapers Use.
Bark chips is a form of mulch, produced out of chipped or shredded tree bark and is used in gardening and landscaping for its properties in increasing soil pH, regulating the temperature of the underlying soil, preventing water loss due to evaporation, reducing soil erosion and suppressing weed growth; many plants considered to be weeds do not tolerate the soil conditions brought upon by bark chips decomposing; although many flowering plants such as dahlias do not perform well either. Bark chips Adelaide landscaping company Visual Landscape Gardening use are selected based on existing soil conditions, aesthetic appeal, weather conditions and sound landscaping principals.
Examples Of Popular Landscaping Bark Chips:
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Although one of the cheapest landscaping supplies; the use of bark chip does have its drawbacks. Birds and other animals can easily dig and scatter bark chips all over the place, so it can be a time consuming task to keep your garden looking neat and tidy. With the hot Summer Sun, bark chips will fade and decompose after a few years, so are not a long lasting solution and pine bark chips attract white ants, hence we do not recommend their use when landscaping Adelaide homes.
For these reasons, Visual Landscape Gardening favour the use of river pebbles; especially when looking at creating low maintenance gardens.