Garden centres struggle to source organic mulch and bark chippings due to Covid lockdown supply chain issues
- Lockdown supply chain problems and increased demand caused shortage
- Mulch is applied in spaces between plants and around base of shrubs and trees
- Autumn is favoured as the ground is warm, meaning more heat and moisture
It is the time of year when those with green fingers think about mulching their shrubs before temperatures plummet and the first frosts arrive.
But lockdown supply chain problems and increased demand have resulted in a shortage of organic mulch products and bark chippings, garden centres have said.
Mulch should be applied in the spaces between plants and around the base of shrubs and trees to strengthen the soil and protect the roots.
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