Does your Central Florida landscape need a little sprucing up? Whether it’s adding some colorful flower beds or ornamental shrubs, the first step should be organic mulch or rocks. It is an easy and affordable way to add some life to your property.
The question many ask, is rocks or wood mulch, better for their Central Florida landscape project? There are a few important factors to consider such as overall design plan, types of plants, and budget.
Mulches can prevent erosion by break the force of irrigation water and rain from our torrential downpours. Mulch significantly reduces light to the soil underneath, therefore, prevents germination of weed seeds. Fewer weeds means less competition for available nutrients and moisture. Mulch is also easier and safer for the environment than applying herbicides to the soil to reduce weeds. Not only can it pollute our drinking water, it can damage new root systems.
Organic Wood Mulch
Organic mulches tend to be easier to use and less expensive than rocks. Bark mulch shades roots from the hot Florida sun, conserves moisture, and acts as a weed barrier. It also breaks down over time, adding vital nutrients and organic matter to the soil. An excellent way to get that professional landscape look. Use as a top dressing for ornamental shrubs and flower beds, also as an edging material.
Decorative Rocks Mulch
Rock mulch comes in a variety of sizes, colors and textures to enhance your landscape. Rocks can be more economical because they need replacing as often as organic mulch. They are also excellent for pathways and driveways.
Save Money by Purchasing Both Organic Mulch and Rock in Bulk
Which ever mulch you choose, organic bark or rocks, to spruce up your landscaping this spring, make sure it is a good quality at an affordable price. For a limited time Reliable Peat is offering 10% off all bulk orders over 6 yards! Contact us today for more information.