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Pine Straw, Mulch, Rock?

Updated: Mar 30, 2022

Which Groundcover is Right For You? We're "Covering" the benefits of them all.

Spring is creeping up on us and it's time to bring our lawns back to life. Everyone has their preference, but many do not actually know the benefits and downfalls of certain types of groundcovers. Yes color is always important when determining the aesthetics you hope to achieve, but understanding which coverings will protect your plants or control erosion is also an aspect that deserves consideration.

Bark Mulch and/or Wood Chips

Pros: Inexpensive, improved Soil Structure, Weed Suppressant, Large variety of colors

Cons: Must be replenished, Can be treated with chemical dyes (Pine Bark) is more acidic

Pine Straw

Pros: Inexpensive, Readily Available, Good Insulator for Plants, Allows Good Water Flow

Cons: Prone to Weeds, Difficult to spread evenly, Flattens Out Quickly, Creatures Like to Burrow in it

Gravel, Stone, or Rock

Pros: Most Durable, Long Lasting, Provides Erosion Control, Gives a Refined Look

Cons: More Expensive than Others, Tedious to Remove/Plant In, Can Attract to Much Heat

We hope that these quick informative tips will better help you when it comes time to make your decision. But if you still need some insight or a great installation crew to get it done, we are just a phone call away.
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