Bark chips spread out level on the soil to act as a mulch.

Why is Mulching important?

Mulching has multiple benefits for gardeners including weed suppression, soil improvement, it's beneficial for retaining moisture and also provides insulation, important factors when trying to reduce your workload in the garden and in maintaining healthy plants.

Mulch can be applied around all trees and shrubs but should not be formed up around the trunk of the plant but instead should form a collar dipping down to ground level at the trunk. The benefits of  this as stated above are multiple but also have the added benefit of adding nutrients to the soil as it decomposes and provides a stable environment for root to grow.

At Andrew's Arboriculture all arisings can be turned into either logs and/or mulch, which means this can then be used to benefit your garden and of course they are free.

The shredder we use at Andrew's Arboriculture is a powerful but compact machine which means we are can often take it to the source and are not limited to where we can get it, it also means we don't always have to drag the branches through your garden to a large shredder leaving you a clean and tidy garden.