Archive for the ‘Mulch & Pinestraw’ Category
Landscapes can include countless varieties and designs of grasses, hardscapes, flowers, plants and trees. However, a common thread in nearly all beautiful and healthy landscapes is mulch. Mulch is the most proven and preferred groundcover material to place around those landscaping features that you want to protect and highlight.
Mulch can include inorganic (plastic, rubber, rocks) or organic materials (wood chips, leaves, pine straw). While the material itself is neutral in color and rather simple, it can provide significant benefits to your landscape – especially if you choose an organic mulch variety. Mulch has the ability to protect your flowers and plants from environmental elements as well as nourish the soil. The benefits of mulch are also aesthetic, as strategically placed mulch can provide definition and stage beauty within a landscape. continue reading
It is nearing that time of year when you’ll be choosing a fresh groundcover to accent your flower beds and cover other strategic areas around your landscape. For the average homeowner, this begs the question, “mulch or pine straw?” Mulch (which can come in a variety of types) and pine straw are the two most common categories for ground cover. Determining which material is best for you is based on many factors, including your budget, personal taste and type of plants or flowers you have in your landscape. continue reading
While vibrant flowers, strategically placed plants and lush grasses may be your primary points of discussion in landscape design, never underestimate the importance of mulch. Not only can mulch boost the aesthetic appeal of your other landscape features, it can also serve important functional purposes for your lawn. In fact, mulch can protect the health of your landscape in many ways.
Many homeowners come to us with questions about mulch, ranging from which type of mulch is best, how much to use and when to spread it. At Pannone’s Landscaping & Lawn Pros, we welcome the chance to educate you about mulch, as we believe it should be considered as a primary aspect of your landscape design and maintenance. continue reading
We’ve arrived at that time of year in Georgia, when an afternoon thunderstorm makes its debut more days than not. While it’s nice to cool off after hours in the beating summer sun, too much rainfall in a short amount of time could cause issues with your landscape. When it comes to protecting your plants from washing away or suffering rain-related fungi, drainage is key. continue reading