The addition of organic bark mulch to your landscape is a great way to add curb appeal to your home. It also improves your vegetable gardens, trees and shrubs, as well as flower beds.
How do you start your mulch project?
First, ask yourself what you want to accomplish with your mulch? This will help establish what type of mulch is best to suit your needs. Do you want to reduce weeds, enhance the visual appeal of your home, or add nutrients to the soil? How many square feet do you need to cover and how long do you want the mulch to last? Will you be using it in your vegetable garden?
There are a few different types of mulch, organic and inorganic, both with their pros and cons.
They both protect the soil from extreme temperature, cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, safeguarding the plant’s roots. They also reduce maintenance by reducing weeds.
Organic mulch is great for flower beds, vegetable gardens, around trees, and creating an outdoor living space. Pine bark breaks down over time, releasing nutrients into the ground.
A very popular choice is hardwood mulch, not only look great, it doesn’t blow or wash away easily and comes in a variety of textures and colors. It usually lasts a couple of years before it needs refreshing.
Stone, pebbles, and gravel, are a great choice for outdoor living areas, around trees, creating walkways, driveways and around flowering plants. Because they come in a variety of colors and sizes, they can enhance any property, adding the curb appeal. They are heavy so you won’t have to worry about them getting washed away in times of heavy rain and have a clean modern look to them.
Since rocks don’t break down as quickly as organic mulch, you won’t need to replace them as often.
Best Source for Quality and Affordable Mulch
With a strong reputation of having the most quality mulches and soil, Reliable Peat has supplied Florida’s nurseries and residential home owners, for over 35 years. We have both topsoil and gardener’s special organic, along with other soils to suit your needs.