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Mulch vs. Gravel: Which is Better for Your Landscaping?

gravel mulch 225x300 Mulch vs. Gravel: Which is Better for Your Landscaping?Mulch and gravel play an important role in garden and landscaping projects. Think of them as the icing on the cake that is your property: a pleasant finishing touch.

Today we’re going to look at the some of the pros and cons of the two landscaping materials to help you decide which is better for your home.

Mulch

For our purposes, “mulch” is a catch-all term that refers to a gardening material that’s typically made from wood. It’s used to add visual appeal, but also to improve the health of your soil.

Benefits of mulch:
  • It’s easy to install and inexpensive, and soft and easy to walk on.
  • Mulch made from wood/tree bark adds organic matter to your soil as it breaks down.
  • Mulch retains moisture in your soil, so you’ll need to water less regularly.
  • It has a dark color that contrasts well with the green of your lawn and other plants.
  • With mulch, there’s no need for you to install an edging material or weed barrier.

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