Posted: 01/07/2013 at 17:51
Built my raised beds this year on a budget. The area used to be membrane and bark chippings for the kids (now grown up) play equipment.
I used the membrane inbetween the beds and bark chippings.
Would of originally loved lawn as looks nice or slabs as look so clean cut but now I love the bark chips .
Bark chips are soft to kneel on , I live on my knees in the veg patch lately.
When its wet the bark chips are not slimy or muddy and dry quickly.
Most weeds dont seem to want to grow in the bark chips and what does i crawl all over and squash.
And last but not least if i spill a tiny bit of compost it dosent need to be cleaned up although big spills still get cleaned away.