The old saying, “April showers bring May flowers”, also results with lots of weeds, taking time and effort to remove. Mulch, either organic pine bark or stones, not only significantly reduces the growth of weeds, it brings beauty to your landscape with a pop of color and cohesiveness, while adding value to your home.
A big question with home owners here in Central Florida is, should you use organic mulch or stones? Both have their own set of 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, rocks, 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.