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Which One Serves As a Better Ground Cover - Mulch or Rock?

Installing ground cover in your landscape beds is not merely for aesthetic purposes, although it's undeniable how it adds interest and color to your property. You can get either mulch or rock as a ground cover, both of which are great options. Both of these options can protect your soil from erosion, prevent weeds from growing, and regulate soil temperature. Both mulch and rock come in different colors, so you don't have to worry much about the aesthetics of your ground cover. Keep reading to learn more about their benefits to help you decide what ground cover you should get for your landscape beds.


Benefits of Mulch Include Soil Erosion Protection, Weed Growth Prevention, & More

Mulch being spread throughout a lawn bed in Bradenton, FL.

Mulch is an excellent choice for ground cover as it provides the following benefits:

  • Soil erosion protection - Mulch is laid on the soil surface, therefore becoming a barrier to protect the exposed soil. It helps stabilize the soil, which is especially important during heavy rainfall when runoff can quickly erode the soil.
  • Weed growth prevention - It also blocks sunlight, one of the primary nutrients weeds need to grow. By depriving them of this, weeds will have a...
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Spring Is in the Air! It’s Time to Refresh Your Mulch

Mulch is an essential component of any garden—even more so here in heat of Palmetto, Florida. It not only prevents weeds but also helps retain soil moisture and nutrients. Mulch is a great way to personalize your property with all of the different options of materials and colors. You could use the typical wood and bark options for your landscape beds, or you can get creative and use shells to match your landscape!

No matter the material you have chosen, you should be refreshing your mulch annually. Refreshed mulch not only increases your curb appeal, but it also ensures that the plants in your landscape beds are getting the greatest amount of benefits from your mulch such as moisture retention and weed prevention. Continue reading below to find out why refreshing mulch is so important and why you should be doing it as part of your spring cleaning!


To maintain your landscaping your mulch should be refreshed annually.

Mulch is one of those landscape additions that you think of as having extremely low maintenance requirements. While this is absolutely true, you still want to make sure that you are at least refreshing it annually. Over...

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