When it comes to mulches and rocks the most frequently asked question is “Do is it have a purpose or is it just decorative?” Like most garden questions, the answer is never a simple yes or no.
The short answer is both. It is definitely decorative for sure. We have rainbow rock, limestone, rundle, pea gravel,
pure white polished rock, tortoiseshell polished rock and
so many more. We have coloured mulches and Rocky Mountain bark chips. These all look amazing, but they
also serve a purpose; they help with weed control,
moisture retention, keeping UV off the soil, and
regulating the soil temperature.
It’s a wonderful feeling when something in a garden can offer so much in aesthetic and functionality.
Pro-tip – To increase the longevity of the product and keep it clean use fabric between the soil, rocks and mulch.