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Melcourt takes the pain out of sprucing up flowerbeds

It’s that time of year again, when the weather gets warmer, days get longer and the great outdoors bursts into life. When it comes to weed control, mulch is one of the great, unsung heroes of the gardening and landscaping world.

Not only great at suppressing weeds, mulch can conserve water in the soil and even act as a ‘warm blanket’ to help protect plants from ground frost. One of our most popular mulches is Melcourt Ornamental Spruce, which has proved a favourite with landscape gardeners and domestic customers alike.

Peppard Building Supplies customer and landscaping expert Ian Kendrick explained why he has become such a fan. “Melcourt is recognised as a quality product,” he said. “Aesthetically, ornamental spruce adds another dimension to the garden compared to top soil. It suppresses weeds, is a hostile living environment for pests and prevents moisture loss from the soil in warmer weather.”

Ian’s 10-strong company, Ian Kendrick Ltd, has a stand at Chelsea Flower Show as part of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) and currently looks after 750 clients across the Home Counties. With so many gardens to look after, he added that quality products are a must. “The added benefit of using a brand like Melcourt is that you can be sure it is pest, disease and weed free,” he said. “Once used I would expect it to last for up to five years.”

Melcourt Ornamental Spruce mulch is processed from natural, sustainably produced, mixed conifer bark that is certified by the FSC. For areas around children’s play equipment, Peppard Building Supplies offers specialist bark products. Melcourt Play Bark is sustainably produced, lasts for four-to-six years, meets all regulatory standards and is regularly used by local authorities, schools and public play providers. 

Both Melcourt Ornamental Spruce and Play Bark products are supplied in bulk bags, or loose, subject to a 3 m3 minimum order.




Posted on May 20, 2014 by Claire Savage