If you’ve been thinking about sprucing up your lawn, now is the ideal time to select those materials that not only add beauty to your landscaping but can add real protection to your vegetation as well. One of the questions that homeowners often have is mulch vs stone and when should they use each? In this post, we’ll review some of the highlights of each material in order to help homeowners decide which material will work best depending upon their landscaping goals.
Landscaping with Decorative Stone
There are several reasons why a homeowner might want to add decorative stone to their landscaping. Decorative stone is a great low-maintenance ground cover material for those that do not have much time to spend on weeding around bushes and flower beds. Decorative stones are available in multiple colors and can add a natural visual appeal to accent nearby vegetation. This type of material also works well around borders of pools and hot tubs as it tends to remain in place, rather than other lighter-weight materials that might tend to migrate from wind-shifts and potentially pollute nearby water. Lastly, for those homeowners who have always wanted a rock garden, decorative stones such as colored granite, pebbles, and gravel add the perfect touch.
Mulch also comes in a wide variety of colors that adds to the beauty of outdoor landscaping. Many plants, flowers and other types of vegetation appreciate the protective barrier that mulch offers. Mulch is also a great choice for those looking for a soft surface for pathways throughout their yard.
If you can’t decide whether you would like either mulch or stone, don’t be afraid to use a mixture of both throughout your landscaping. Some homeowners prefer the look of mulch in areas viewed most often by the public while choosing low-maintenance stone for more private areas.
We have many types of mulches and decorative stone that work beautifully on their own or also coordinate well with others. We can help you select all the right materials for your home and we deliver all our products as well. Please contact us today for more information on all our landscaping products and services.