Contrary to accepted common knowledge, mulch is not exclusively an organic product made of shredded wood or bark. In fact, the term “mulch” includes a wide variety of inorganic as well as non-organic substances.
The better known organic mulches such as tree bark and wood chips are quite affordable, easily installed and very eco-friendly. They allow moisture and other nutrients to pass through to the soil while still inhibiting the growth of weeds and other non-wanted flora. Their use is highly recommended in densely planted areas.
Inorganic mulches run the gamut from inexpensive crushed concrete through medium-priced cobblestones to quite expensive items like crushed glass. Inorganic mulches are generally heavy and are excellent choices for areas with high winds and lots of sunlight.
In short, choosing the right mulch for your yard involves balancing functionality and aesthetics. Fortunately, there is an incredible variety of organic and inorganic materials that can fit the needs of any backyard landscape.
For more information on various types of mulches or if you are considering a Kansas City landscaping project, contact us at Hermes Landscaping today!
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