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Mulch vs. Rock: Which is the Right Ground Cover For Your Landscaping?

Are you struggling to decide between mulch and rock for your landscaping project? It’s an important decision to make – after all, the ground cover you choose can have a major impact on the overall look and feel of your property. With this ultimate guide, you’ll get all the facts about mulch and rock so that you can make an informed decision about which type is best for your needs.

Pros & Cons of Mulch

Mulch is a popular option for ground cover because of its affordability, ease of installation and wide array of color options. It can be used to create soft, natural-looking edges around gardens and trees, or it can be spread over large areas to provide an attractive uniform look. Mulch also helps retains moisture in the soil, suppresses weed growth and help control erosion on minor slopes.

The one downfall of installing mulch is when performing leaf removal or a spring clean up, blowers can move pieces of mulch when removing leaves and other debris from landscape beds which leads to more work with putting the mulch back into the beds if it was blown out.

Pros & Cons of Decorative Rock

Landscape rock has a more rustic feel and comes in variety of sizes, shapes, and colors ranging from pale grey to vibrant blues or reds among many other colors. It’s the best choice for the homeowner or business property manager that desires a “one-and-done” approach to their ground covering. When installed properly with poly underlayment, weeds are thoroughly controlled and rarely sprout up.

One downfall is that rock absorbs heat during the day which can heat up the soil beneath and the shrubs or trees planted in rock beds. Rock is also more expensive to install compared to mulch, but it’s a great option if you want to add a permanent, long-lasting look to your landscape.

Get the Best Landscaping in Your Neighborhood With Premier Property Maintenance

Whether you are renovating your entire backyard, or need a yearly installation of mulch at your business, contact the team at Premier PM to get the job done right the first time.

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