Cocoa chip or cocoa shell mulch can be used anywhere in the garden, and it provides a beautiful background for your plants. It can be used e.g. under flower beds, bushes, and perennials. It also works as a fertiliser and mulch to prevent weeds to a certain extent. If you want to prevent weeds more efficiently, you should use a weed prevention mat like the Plantex 68g under the cocoa bark. Cocoa mulch can also be used in outdoor pots. It can also be mixed in with the soil, where it retains ground moisture better.
Only a 2 to 3 cm layer of cocoa mulch is spread and it is then watered, making the cocoa chips stick to each other, forming a unified surface. The fat contained in cocoa beans causes a grey bloom to appear on the surface of the mulch. This will however disappear quite soon, no later than after the first rains. A thin spread layer needs to be accounted for when spreading the mulch; if a thicker layer of cocoa mulch is applied, it will decompose quicker. When applied thinly, air can circulate and the mulch will keep better.
The product is excellent for slopes, as it will not run down.
Cocoa mulch is approved as an organic soil improvement medium for EU Plantekoratet (DK) ecological cultivation. Cocoa bark contains various minerals and trace elements, and it acts as long-term fertiliser. Plants will grow and overwinter better with cocoa mulch.