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Helping you choose the right chips for your space

02 June, 2022
Helping you choose the right chips for your space

In gardens, in parks, in chicken runs, on playgrounds, on walking paths, and around shrubs, wood chips are an excellent ground cover. A layer of this organic matter is great for all kinds of soil organisms, such as worms and lice and bacteria and fungi. As a result, you get more humus in the soil, ensuring that the structure improves. It helps the soil retain the nutrients it needs. This, of course, is excellent news for you ánd your plants. 

Which kind of chip is best for my space? And how much?

In our blog ‘3 reasons for using wood chips in the garden’ we explained the purpose and benefits of using wood chips to improve the soil in your garden, enhance the conditions for your poultry or plants and the aesthetical advantage of adding wood chips to your space. But with so many different types of chips to choose from, how do you know which is best for your space? And how much do you need for your space?

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Bark Chips

The usage of ornamental bark chippings is a budget and maintenance-friendly way to cover unattractive soil. They are good for many uses within the garden and larger landscape projects, like a decorative finish to borders, flower beds and other planted areas. The bark chips can also be used as a border bark mulch covering, offering protection from frost and helping to retain moisture. Our bark chips have a 5-35 millimetre particle size and are sourced from mixed conifer with a large amount of spruce and pine.

Wood Chips

Hardwood chippings are suitable for all kinds of landscape gardening uses and an ideal material for many applications. All of our wood products are produced from 100% natural, clean, renewable, environmentally friendly sources. The eco-friendly hardwood chips are more hard-wearing than mulch and bark chippings, and break down much more slowly. This makes them a very economical choice.. They are an impact-resistant surface material and very easy to implement and maintain.

Play Bark

Play bark is a great product that helps protect children when falling from a height in places such as playgrounds and gardens. Our FSC certified play bark chippings and nuggets meet the two main standards to be qualified as play grade bark: they are ignition resistance and impact absorbing. All of our play bark chippings and wood chips come from manufacturers that meet or even exceed these standards. Play bark has a pleasant dark brown and red appearance that is non-staining and offers great protection from frost for your flower beds.

Poultry Wood Chips

Add wood chips to the surface of the soil base of your run. They are made from hardwood and will not break down easily in the chicken run. They help keep your bedding dry and are one of the easiest run materials to clean and replace: a great start for healthy poultry.

Our wood chips come in 70L bags (or bigger) which is enough to fill 1 cubic metre of space. After selecting a product in our online shop, the tool 'bark calculator' will help you figure out how much bark you need for your space. But you can also easily measure this yourself. To measure your space, you simply measure the length, width and depth of the area you want to fill. When you multiply the three figures together you will know the approximate amount of cubic metres to fill!

Order your chips online at Bark UK Online

At Bark UK Online, you can easily and quickly buy different types of wood chips, bark, mulch, play grade surfaces, compost and more. After having made the selection of the right type of wood chips for your space, you can easily order them online. Simply add the amount needed to your shopping cart. Do not forget to take a look at the suggestions of accessoires given to you such as weed membrane and fixing pegs. We deliver to your home within 2 to 5 working days and our delivery is done for free!

Please note that wood chips have a lifespan of 1 to 2 years. Fortunately, our wood chips are available at a very competitive price. Also know that it is possible for chips to occasionally end up in other places because of children playing or birds. If you have any questions regarding our product range, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

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