Bark coverage

Hi.

I have an area about 6' square which I would like to cover with bark chippings. Approximately how much bark would be required for an area of this size? Also, would I need to put a plastic lining between the soil and the bark?

Thanks

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  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    There are calculators on some of the websites that sell that kind of thing, try doing a search - can't remember which one I used. Putting down a membrane of some kind first does help to keep the weeds down, but as the bark rots down weeds will still seed into it.

  • becci16becci16 Posts: 5

    OK thanks for that. I'm guessing I can get the bark at Homebase, B&Q etc.?

  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    Try http://www.onlinebark.co.uk/calc.htm

    Verdun, that rather depends on how big the bags are!

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,850

    Bark up here comes in 70-80 litre bags so 2-3 bags would do the trick.

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  • becci16becci16 Posts: 5

    To follow on from my question, if I was to put some potted plants on that space, what would you suggest for a complete novice, with no gardening ability whatsoever! The space is in the south east corner of a roughly south facing garden. I would like a splash of colour if possible.

  • the only good thing about bark is that cats stay away

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,794

    Is that really your experience Liam - it's certainly not mine!

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,794

    Unless you mean this sort of bark 

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  • ginagibbsginagibbs Posts: 756

    ore these 2 image

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