Rock Mulch Pros & Cons

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Are you looking for a new type of mulch? If you are, maybe you’ve considered using rock mulch. Lava rock, pea gravel, crushed granite, and river rock are all used for rock mulch. There are a lot of stone and rock options you can choose from. Below are some of the pros and cons of rock mulch that you will experience.

Pros of Rock Mulch

  • It’s very durable and long-lasting when it comes to mulch options After you purchase them first and install them, you shouldn’t have to replenish it afterward like any other kind of mulch.
  • Due to its weight, most types of rock mulch won’t be disturbed easily by rain or wind.
  • It can make your space look very sharp, clean, and attractive.
  • Great to use in between the garden beds, in open spaces, and on pathways.

Cons of Rock Mulch

  • Often are a lot more expensive when compared with other types of mulch.
  • Not good for flower beds, directly beneath trees or vegetable beds.
  • It’s very heavy and pretty permanent.
  • It won’t feed your soil like the other types of organic mulches although it does offer protection.
  • Even though it prevents evaporation and provides insulation, it can create excessive or undesirable radiant heat, particularly if you live in a hot climate.
  • If you don’t use gravel stabilizers underneath, if you use pea gravel it will move while you’re walking on it. This means it’s not good for some people. Other kinds of gravel with jagged edges will lock better in place, which gives added stability.

These are some of the things to know about using rock mulch for your garden and landscape. If you are interspersed in having help with your garden, contact us and we’ll give you a quote. We’re also on Facebook.

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