I got a bag of bark, "medium nuggets," to place down on some of the muddiest walkway areas. It is a brand both Walmart and Lowe's carry. I wanted more, but hesitated to get a lot since it seemed too big from what I could see through the bag. Today when I dumped it out I saw it could hardly be described as "medium" or "nuggets." It contained a lot of sticks, some light wood-like lumber scraps. Also most of the chips where giant chunks of bark, not nuggets of something medium sized. When I was at The Home Depot I picked up a couple of bags of their "medium" bark, which was indeed medium, and pieces of bark. It was like the difference between night and day.
|Lowe's and Walmart bark|
|The Home Depot bark|
I don't really care for bark, my mother used too much of it, as did the former owners of my current house. But, it works well for covering the muddy walkways near my garden beds.