But once your plants are in the ground, mulch plays an essential step in protecting your investment and minimizing weeds. Did you know that there are many advantages to using pebbles rather than bark to mulch your flower beds and around your home? Here are just a few.
1. Pebbles may cost a little more initially, however they are much more cost-effective in the long run since they do not break down or decompose over time like bark does. Bark needs to be replaced annually whereas good quality pebbles will last forever.
2. The vibrant color of bark usually only lasts 4 to 6 months, quickly becoming grey and dull. Pebbles retain their color and come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures.
Marble mulch is a hard, rough rock material available in a variety of shades of white, gray, pink, green, yellow, blue, brown, and black. It is chipped rock pieces with rough edges.
River rock mulch is composed of round, smooth stones in a mixture of grays, browns, creams, and reds.
4. Pebbles are durable, clean, and easy to apply, no special skills are required.
5. As wood chips and bark mulch decompose, they attract insects that are drawn to the decaying organic matter. Pebbles are an inorganic ground cover that doesn’t decompose and therefore minimizes the risk of such bug problems.
Let our knowledgeable staff help you find the perfect pebble to enhance your landscape for a lifetime! Call us at 201.645.1814 to order your favorite stone in 50 lb. bags.