Mulch reduces stress placed on plants during our cooler Central Florida weather by insulating the soil and help provide ample water to the roots. As winter comes along, much of our landscaping becomes dormant and doesn’t need as much maintenance.

But before you put your shovel away for the year, protect your plants from the cold and ensure they will look their best this Spring by adding organic mulch or rocks.

“Mulch keeps soils and plant roots warmer in winter and cooler in summer. A mulch layer around trees, shrubs, and planted beds provides many benefits. In areas that are difficult to mow, irrigate, or otherwise maintain, use mulch to replace turf or groundcovers. Also consider placing mulch in shady areas where many plants don’t grow well,” Florida Friendly Landscaping.

The traditional organic mulch is very popular in Central Florida, such as natural colored pine bark, chocolate mulch, cypress mulch, red mulch, and black mulch. 

But decorative rocks are a growing trend. They come in a variety of styles, such as, granite, seminole chip, cedar bark rock, river rock, lime stone, pea rock, snow white chips, crushed concrete, and white sand. Making it easy to add a touch of color to your property, lower maintenance, improve drainage, and suppress weeds.

Natural stones are very versatile, they are a durable ground cover and can add rich texture to the landscape. Low maintenance plants and rocks create a sustainable and harmonious environment that also saves time, money, and energy. A few growing trends in rock mulch include;

By adding medium sized river stones under a shrub it can create the look of a living sculpture.

A rock garden can give your landscape an exotic feel.

That fairy tale feel can be achieved with a border of larger rocks around a backyard pond.

Create a modern path with gravel and stepping stones that separates plantings and efficiently drains water.

Reliable Peat has a large selection of rock mulch including, White Marble Chips, River Rock, Seminole Chip, Cedar Bark Rock, and Granite. The easiest way to purchase organic mulch or stone is by bulk and having it delivered.

Mention this blog before you check out and get 10% off all bulk orders over 6 yards. Our goal is to offer the highest quality products at the best price.

Contact Reliable Peat for more information

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