Deciding Between Rock or Mulch for Your Yard

MulchAs part of our landscape services, Blade Cutters can help Crown Point-area residents put out mulch in their yard. When deciding on mulch, people have the choice between organic wood and rock. Both have their own aesthetic appeal, but they also have their own functional pros and cons. Blade Cutters can help you choose which one is right for your yard.

Inorganic Rock

Many people love the look of rocks surrounding bushes, plants, and trees, especially if they’re going for a Zen approach to their lawn. There are plenty of different options as well, to cater to your style. The major benefit of rocks is you don’t have to replace all of it every year like you do with organic mulch.

There are some downsides, though. While rocks will help the soil retain moisture, the soil gets no nutritional benefit from the rocks since they don’t decompose. This won’t be a problem if you have Blade Cutters maintain your yard, but you have to be careful not to pile on too many rocks or they can choke trees and other growth.

Organic Mulch

Organic mulch usually tends to be either compost or wood chips. Unlike rocks, you’re going to have to replenish organic mulch at least once a year, possible more. To offset costs, though, we can help you set up a compost pile in your yard.

The benefits of organic mulch largely offset the downsides. As the mulch deteriorates, it adds lots of nutrients to the soil. You’re keeping the soil moist for trees and plants while improving it over time. Like with rocks, adding the right amount of mulch is a careful balance. You might keep in too much moisture, or too much mulch might attract lots of harmful insects. Fortunately, Blade Cutters is here to help.

Contact Blade Cutters for Your Mulching Needs

Blade Cutters is here to help with all your landscaping and lawn maintenance needs. Contact Blade Cutters to learn more about how we can help. We’ll work with you to make sure your yard gets the right kind of mulch it needs to thrive and stay healthy. You can reach us via email or call (219) 661-8206.

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