I'm making a sort of "patio" in my front yard with a garden, it's still in the works, need to pull up the grass beside the driveway...it's a bugga boo to do that kind of work. I've planted some day lillies, canna lillies, etc in front of the patio. I'm still working on the patio, need 6 more tiles (bought out all the existing ones yesterday on Saturday from Lowes)...the tiles are made of recycled tire rubber, so I'm hoping they'll last atleast 5 years before they need to be replaced.
I don't know what is the cheapest kind of mulch to lay down around the plants though...any suggestions? I live in the south, so the biggest problem I can see is maybe increased mold and mildew in the mulch, or would that even happen?