With cooler temperatures on the way, it’s time to get outside and work on your landscape and garden. The annual ritual of freshening up the mulch, brings up questions. Such as, should I use the same mulch or is it time for a change?

Organic bark mulch provides eye catching appeal to your landscape. It is made from trees so it provides vital nutrients and protection for your plants. Discourages weeds from growing, retains moisture in the soil, prevents erosion, and helps regulate the temperature in the soil. 

It is important to buy your mulch from a reputable company to ensure a quality product without any construction debris or weeds. 

Traditional pine bark mulch provides a natural look. It’s easy to apply to a landscape and has an appealing aroma. But if you want something different, try a red or chocolate mulch. They both add a pop of color and set your home apart from the rest in the neighborhood.

Recent trends in landscaping mix mulches of different colors for a fun “confetti’ appearance. For high traffic areas, playgrounds, walkways, and driveways, a larger mulch work best, since they are slower to break down. 

Stones and rocks are another way to go. They may cost a little more than bark mulch, but you won’t have to replace it as often. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. 

They are a great option for walkways, driveways, framing a pond, around swimming pools, outdoor fireplaces and cooking areas.  Stones and rocks don’t need as much maintenance as organic mulch and can prevent erosion. They come in a variety of colors and sizes to match your landscape scheme.

River rock has a natural look with different shades of tan, brown, and white. While white pea rock, marble chips, or crushed concrete can brighten up a shady area and an eye catch contrast against green vegetation. 

Which ever type of mulch you choose, buying in bulk saves you money and gives you a better quality product. Save even more by taking advantage of Reliable Peat’s Fall discount, 10% off all bulk orders over 6 yards, for both our Winter Garden and Lake county locations!

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