Whether you are a garden enthusiast or looking to amp up your landscape’s curb appeal, mulch is just the ticket. Organic mulch will reduce overall maintenance, with less weeding, watering, and fertilizing. Stones are perfect for stabilizing vulnerable areas. Such as around downspouts, hills or areas that wash out in times of heavy rain.

Both organic mulch and stones improves the appearance of your garden and landscape, but that’s not all. An article in the Family Handyman, “Everything To Know About Mulch,” explains:

In most cases, a mulch backyard greatly simplifies your gardening chores. Mulch includes a variety of materials that you use to cover the bare soil in your gardens. Most often you think of it as organic materials such as wood chips, cedar bark mulch, and compost, but it also includes materials like stone and gravel. Adding a layer of mulch pays off by:

Reducing water loss from the soil. It slows evaporation and improves water absorption when it rains or you turn on the sprinkler.

Slowing weed growth.

Improving soil quality. Organic types enrich the soil as they decompose.

Protecting plant roots from hot and cold temperature extremes and sudden fluctuations.

Adding color and texture as part of your overall garden design

Want to time and money on your next landscape or gardening project?

Visit your local nursery or landscape supply specialist to see what’s available in your area. Gravel is usually sold by the ton. Measure the length and width of the path. Take these measurements to the supplier and ask for help to figure out the quantity of gravel you need. Unless your path is very short, it usually makes sense to have the material delivered. Gravel for a path 3 inch deep and 3 fteet wide will cost about the same as mulch

If you have any questions or need assistance finding the right mulch for your garden, contact Reliable Peat. We are conveniently Lake County, providing quality mulch at an affordable price.