How to Keep Landscape Wood Chips From Blowing Away


While wood chip mulch can add aesthetic appeal to a landscape while it prevents weeds from growing among your flowers, some gardeners become frustrated as they watch their wood chips blow away in the wind. Keep landscape wood chips from blowing away by utilizing erosion control materials. Place mulch netting over a layer of wood chips in a landscape area to hold the wood chip layer securely on the ground and prevent it from disappearing in windy conditions.

Step 1

Apply between 2 and 4 inches of the wood chip mulch over your landscape area. Spread the mulch out into an even layer with the rake.

Step 2

Stretch the mulch netting out over the wood chips. Make sure the netting covers the wood chips completely from each edge and corner, overlapping the edges of the netting by approximately 4 inches to ensure complete coverage.

Step 3

Position a staple or a stake every 2 to 3 feet along every edge of the netting (including the overlapped edges). Pound the staples or stakes so they are even with the soil surface and so they anchor the netting securely.

Things You'll Need

  • Rake
  • Mulch netting
  • Staples or stakes (6 inches long)
  • Hammer


  • Mulching
  • Erosion Control Technology Council: Specification Guidelines
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Kathryn Hatter is a 42-year-old veteran homeschool educator and regular contributor to Natural News. She is an accomplished gardener, seamstress, quilter, painter, cook, decorator, digital graphics creator and she enjoys technical and computer gadgets. She began writing for Internet publications in 2007. She is interested in natural health and hopes to continue her formal education in the health field (nursing) when family commitments will allow.