Bark chippings are an excellent natural material used to supress weeds on your borders. They do an excellent job of preventing weed growth whilst still allowing rainwater to drain through into the ground and they help the soil to hold onto moisture by preventing evaporation during the long hot summer days. The chippings will last for many years but as they slowly decay, they release nutrients that feed your plants and improve the condition of the soil. Bark chippings can also be used in play areas as they provides a cushioned surface to prevent injury from falls. Garden Oasis have a selection of different bark chippings suited for play areas and as a mulch, delivered in bulk bags with free home delivery to most parts of the UK.