Synthetic mulch can be colored based on your landscaping needs! Stone as well comes in a variety of sizes, shapes and color to match almost any existing landscaping. The only downside is that neither synthetic mulch or stone will decompose over time. They are both permanent mulching solutions that do not add soil fertility benefits like you would have with organic mulch.
No matter which mulch you choose, there are many benefits to using this type of landscaping. Mulch reduces weeds as it blocks sunlight and serves as an obstacle in allowing weeds to grow. When landscaping with mulch in gardens and trees, you are adding and maintain soil moisture which leads to less watering in the summer months.
In addition to retaining soil moisture, mulching also helps to prevent soil erosion by excess standing water. It reduces the force at which heavy rain impacts the soil and prevents the soil from being washed away along landscaped banks. Finally, different types of mulch, like cedar bark, has a natural oil that repels many kinds of insects which makes it a perfect type of mulch for gardens and around trees. If you are worried about damaging pests like termites, stone or inorganic mulch helps to prevent them from moving into your home.
Don’t let this summer pass by without making a plan for your yard! If you are in the Kansas City Metro area, or located in Jackson and Johnson counties and want to begin using mulch and our landscaping services contact us today to schedule an appointment with our experts, or call us at (816) 540-4400 with any questions you have regarding your outdoor plans. For over 25 years Kohler Lawn & Outdoor has been serving residential and commercial customers with solid work that you can be proud of.