Looking to add some kind of mulch to make paths/rows. What material ?

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  • Rebecca Peterson Rebecca Peterson on Jun 20, 2017
    Recycled Tire Mulch. It doesn't lose color or attach itself to everything it touches. Love mine

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 20, 2017
    cedar mulch is the best one to use ,however are you going to have a border to hold the mulch in place?

  • Melissa Travis Thompson Melissa Travis Thompson on Jun 20, 2017
    So glad you asked this. There are all types of mulch these days. You have the traditional wood chip mulch that gives that classic look. You can spray paint the wood mulch to give it some color. However, you have to watch out for termites because they love building their nests in wood mulch. If you want a more modern look you can use recycled shredded tires in black or spray paint it to match your yard decor. There is also shredded plastic pellets that comes in array of different colors to really spice up your landscaping. Or you can use stones, gravel, or limestone rock around your landscaping for a super clean look. There are so many options. Let us know what you choose and send some pictures!!!

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jun 20, 2017
    I'd use what people call pine straw in the south that is just pine needles. Works great and keep the weeds down.

    If you have raised beds, gravel looks nice.

    Or you can just let the grass grow between the garden beds and mow it.

  • Just Retired Just Retired on Jun 20, 2017
    My favorite is oak chip mulch. Because oak is a hard wood the mulch doesn't deteriorate as much which means you only need to replace it every 3-4 yrs instead of 2 yrs with soft wood mulch

  • There are so many options it is amazing. I would take a trip to your local builders supply (not a big box chain store), or stoneyard. They will be able to show you everything from crushed granite to run of the mill pea gravel. Using more than one type and color adds interest. They will give you the pros and cons of each as well as typical uses.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Jun 20, 2017
    For a pathway I would go for a natural bark mulch. It's relatively inexpensive and can be purchased in bags almost anywhere (grocery stores, Walmart, Home Depot)...or if you need lots think about getting a couple of cubic yards delivered. If you have lots of brush at your home, you can make your own by renting a chipper and killing two birds with one stone!