The following are some advantages and disadvantages for using bark as mulch. Based on your own knowldege and experience, feel free to add to this list.

  1. sold as chunks, nuggets, or shredded
  2. pine, cedar, and cypress are the most common varieties
  3. good weed prevention (pro)
  4. good moisture retention (pro)
  5. one of the most attractive mulch materials (pro)
  6. nuggest will last for years (pro)
  7. one of the most expensive mulch materials (con)
  8. best used in more visible areas due to attractive look & cost (to do)