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There are many different ways to mulch which actually make your plants look better. It can add to the over all look of your home. This gives you some great ideas. You can use these to decorate in a tasteful, interesting way. All you have to do is use your imagination or take a bit from these ideas. There are more choices than just wood chips.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mulch covers the ground and prevents some weeds. But it needs to be bought and applied yearly and can attract termites.
  • Pine straw works great but attracts ticks. Landscape fabric still requires mulch or pine straw as a cover. Otherwise it just looks awful.
  • The best way to go is landscape fabric covered with flower or lava rock. Lasts a long time and it is easy to apply.

“Tracking Pixell have been researching mulch alternatives for some time. Why you may ask? I have a love-hate relationship with mulch. I mean sure it covers the ground and prevents some weeds.”

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