Plum Slate Mulch

Plum Slate MulchDecorative Stone for Gardens is ideal for the home as it inhibits unwanted weed growth and helps prevent weeds from breaking through the soil. Slate is heavier than wood chips or bark mulch that are easily blown about the garden by a strong wind, reducing maintenance time and keeping your garden tidy.

Plum Slate Mulch is a natural slug repellent

Slate stone is a natural slug repellent as the sharp edges discourage slugs from crossing them, a perfect solution for DIY Gardeners who want to grown their own organic vegetables or herb patch at home, but don’t want to spray their crops with toxic weed killer or slug repellants.

Plum Slate Mulch for gardens

O’Neill’s Irish plum slate keeps the ground from drying out in warm conditions, but is also ideal for wet conditions as it does not store water. Bark mulch can act as a sponge staying damp constantly in bad weather. This can lead to roots and plants rotting. When using O’Neill’s plum slate this will never prove an issue.

Our St. Patricks day harp is made using our plum slate.

Plum Slate Mulch used in sloping garden design
Plum Slate Mulch used on an incline

Gravel or pebbles don’t hold well on slopes or inclines but Plum Slate Mulch is ideal because of its shape and weight, it does not slide and will stay in place. Finbarr O’Neill has supplied Plum Slate Mulch for decorative coverings for road-side embankments, traffic circles, business premises and gardening exhibits.

Plum Slate comes in 4 sizes: 1/4″ (6mm), 1/2″ (14mm), 3/4″ (20mm) and 1 1/2″ (40mm).

To order contact Finbarr O’Neill Ltd. Head Office on +353 21 4871933 or email