A popular, high-performance mulch, from our 'contract' range suitable for a wide range of professional landscape applications, including prestigious sites, car parks, superstores, business parks, tubs, planters and window boxes. Nominal particle size range 5 to 35mm Naturally acidic Easy to handle Dark brown in colour Long effective service life of 2 years plus Fire resistant characteristics, confirmed by testing in accordance with BS 4790:1987, make Melcourt Spruce Ornamental particularly useful in areas of potential fire risk, e.g. car parks, vehicle fuel filling stations, adjacent to offices and pedestrian walkways, housing estates etc. Processed from natural, sustainably produced mixed conifer bark Certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)* 100% peat free Hostile living environment for pests Sold in 60 litre bags and bulk bags User Benefits Suppresses weed growth replacing expensive shrub bed hoeing and chemical weed-killing Conserves soil moisture, minimising drought stress and plant death and eliminating the need for excessive plant watering Successfully used for many years on sites throughout the UK and proved to perform extremely well Provides an insulating layer, substantially reducing the effects of ground freezing and over-heating during extreme weather conditions Slowly improves the soil's organic content, as it decomposes into the soil Easy to lay and install, using simple tools and requiring little subsequent maintenance Allows clean access onto mulched area for plant pruning How To Use Ensure the area to be mulched is entirely free from both annual and perennial weeds Lay Melcourt Spruce Ornamental evenly onto freshly cultivated moist soil, after planting has been completed. The mulch should be laid at between 75 to 100mm depths, allowing at least 10-15% for settlement For greatest longevity, do not disturb once applied.