There are a lot of different ground coverings you can use along paths, in garden beds besides your standard mulch. Let’s have a look at a few and see if you get some ideas for your space.
Red Cedar Bark Mulches
CEDAR BARK MULCHES have all the benefits of cedar mulch, plus come in a vibrant red colour or a golden colour which accents the natural golden colour of cedar and retains its appearance for a longer period of time.
Shredded Pine Mulch
SHREDDED PINE MULCH – reddish brown in colour with a minimal amount of wood fiber, having a pine fresh fragrant aroma that contributes toward making this our most popular ground cover mulch.
Pea gravel are round, small and smooth compared to regular gravel. These small stones are great because they don’t decompose like lots of mulches but they can be difficult to contain without an edge on the garden bed you’re putting them in.
Also known as lava or volcanic rock. This is a great substitute for common mulches because it retains water and aids with extra aeration to the soil, prevents fungi and mold from growing, and is an unsuitable living environment for insects. This rock can retain a lot of heat and damage some plants in hot environments.
Landscaping stone 1 inch to 3 inch size pebbles. Rock is large, smooth, rounded stone used primarily for decorative applications around ponds and landscape areas.
EnviroSTONE blends a scientifically designed crushed stone with the plant-based glue to stabilize larger joints of flagstone and paving stone applications. When installed as per the guidelines set out by Envirobond, joint sand loss due to wind and rainfall erosion is substantially reduced while nuisance weeds and ant infestations are effectively controlled.
Rubber mulch is made almost entirely from recycled tires. It is excellent for retaining moisture in the soil but there are concerns that chemicals could leak in the soil and they aren’t great for wildlife due to the fact that they are made from recycled tires.
Using a leaf mulcher on your raked, fallen leaves is one of the most economical ways to promote healthy plant growth. They aren’t as attractive as most other mulches and infected leaves can transfer fungus to other healthy plants. But they do still make an excellent natural mulch.
Hay or Straw
This will provide a natural rustic look. Like most of the other natural alternatives, it works well to suppress weeds, retain moisture, and release nutrients into the soil. It needs to be replaced regularly as it decomposes quickly.
Imagine the most perfectly manicured, lush, solid green lawn. Made of 100% recyclable material, this strong, long lasting, polyethylene grass will provide years of enjoyment.
Selecting the right ground covering is crucial to your landscaping. If you need any assistance one of our in-store associates will be happy to help you. Feel free to browse our ground coverings on our website.