Mavis Butterfield loves bark mulch as much as I do. Probably more. Check out how she has spread it all around the garden beds and greenhouse. I am doing it in my much smaller yard as you can see in the picture up at the top of my blog. I love the idea of no grass anywhere near the gardens. It just seems a more natural way to garden. Mavis is a rock star of a blogger. She is one of the funniest bloggers out there. You should really check her out at One Hundred Dollars a Month.