Are bark chippings a good idea?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
We've moved into our house two years ago and there isn't a lot I've done to the garden. At the back, there are a couple of trees, one of which is a cherry tree. There's also some general vegetation growing which looks a bit messy. The "border" or edging consists of chopped up logs, which look good but are lost with the growth from the back.

I'm thinking about ripping out the overgrowth except for the trees and then adding some bark chippings to make for a neater appearance.

The other option might be to remove the logs, clean up the area and just grow grass so it becomes an extension of the lawn.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcome.


  • FarwayFarway Forumite
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    Loong term I thnk the grass option would be easiest because bark chippings will rot away and need topping up

    I know grass need cutting, but you could leave it longer and a bit of a wild patch, or perhaps wild flowers under the trees? not sure on shade but there are plenty of options depending on sunlight it gets
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