Homebase Bark Chips Reviews
Product Type: Homebase garden chemicals
Description:Brand: Homebase / Type: Bark Chippings
Newest Review: ... much kinder to you hands and look better in smaller planted areas in my experience. I do find that when I first open a bag ... more
Customer Homebase Bark Chips Reviews (5)
by - written on 17/04/13 (Very useful, 234 readings)
~A useful mulch from Homebase~ ************************** Over the years I have bought and used a number of types of bark chips from Homebase and found them to be mostly of a reliable quality. I have found that there can be a degree of variation in quality between types and even packs of the same type at times, so care should be taken when choosing your bark chips so as to ensure that you purchase the right product from the outset. It is my experience that the general Homebase bark products are fine for use as an all round mulch, top dressing or weed reducing layer around some if not all plants and trees, although not all types of this rougher bark are ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/08/12 (Very useful, 85 readings)
Our house has a mature tree at the bottom of the garden which I love, I have no idea what type of tree it is but it gives our garden a bit extra privacy and some lovely shade, as with a lot of trees we struggle to get much to grow underneath it. After re- seeding that patch of lawn every year since we've lived here and still had no luck we decided to cut a little bed under the tree and cover it with something. After a trip to our local Homebase we decided on bark chips thinking they would look more natural than of the other ground cover products they had. Homebase Bark Chips are sold in the same thick plastic style bags as their compost, the front of the bag ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/06/11 (Very useful, 62 readings)
It grieves me to shop at Homebase as I think their customer service is very poor. However, there are no alternative stores close to us that sell bark chips at a decent price and we needed to top up the original supply we bought about 5 years ago when we first moved here. A 60 litre bag costs £4.99 and although we only needed a couple of bags, I found myself buying four as you get a fourth free for every 3 you buy. We have actually used three and it is nice now to have a good thickness of bark on our rockery and over our poo digester. Because we live in a rural area, we don't have mains drainage and all the poo goes in a big digester with a pump ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/05/11, updated on 03/06/12 (Very useful, 510 readings)
After almost two years of continual landscaping, our garden, which had previously been neglected for near on twenty years finally provided us a welcome break this spring from the relentless, labour intensive digging as we finally managed to build some bona fide borders ready for planting. As an avid but somewhat novice gardener I have spent hours swatting over garden manuals researching the flora and available ground covers as well as the impact they may have on my garden and the environment. Homebase offered a variety of cover but I decided an organic mulch would be the most sustainable option and bark chippings would not only act as an aid to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/09/12 (Very useful, 76 readings)
WHAT IS IT? A pack of chopped bark pieces for use in your garden. They can be used for weed control, underneath childrens play equipment or in an ornamental manner. HOW TO USE THE BARK CHIPPINGS You first need to undo the compacted bark to make it into separate pieces, this is easiest done by putting the bark where it's required and scraping at it with a garden fork. This loosens the bark from the edges and it gets easier the more you pull off with eventually the lump just collapsing. Then you use a rake to spread it. The depth depends on what you are using it for so look at the guide on the box. WHAT I THINK The ... Read the complete review
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