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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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