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Is mulch & bark the same thing?

So, mulch is a term used for any organic material that is used as a top dressing on your garden beds or borders. The dressing could be anything from a coarse compost, bark mulch, wood chippings, pine needles, grass clippings etc.

Bark is a fantastic material to use as a mulch. It is made out of tree bark shredded into different chosen grades from more fine pieces to larger bark nuggets to top dress your beds. We’d recommend to use 2 to 3 inches around trees and shrubs, however be sure to keep bark a few inches away from the base of a tree trunk in order to prevent any rot or rodent damage. Also, bark decomposes slowly providing nutrients to your bed, but can attract carpenter ants.

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