Almost every landscape project requires some type of cover for otherwise bare and exposed soil. These types of ground covers are used for both functional and decorative purposes. Dark mulches can serve as a great background for bright flowers while light mulches do the same for darker shrubs or bushes. Gravel and rocks do not decompose and are perfect for sustainable landscape design. We can help you to determine the best option for your property and provide total installation services for:
For a truly natural look you can use premium Cypress mulch or plain hardwood mulch. Cypress mulch is popular because it does not attract termites or many insects. Both hardwood and Cypress mulches aid in weed control, help with retention of soil moisture and help to control erosion.
Colored mulches provide practical and aesthetic values to landscape designs. Mulches aid in the control of weed growth, help to retain soil moisture content and provide some erosion protection. Colored mulches range from rich black, dark walnut and chocolate colors to vibrant rust colored red.
Pine straw is a relatively inexpensive way to protect bedding plants and shrubs from rapid loss of soil moisture which can ravage sensitive bedding plants, and provide a protective barrier against light ground frost. Pine straw is especially ideal for use around acid loving plants such as Azaleas.
Pea gravel and crushed rock are often used to define walkways, serve as a substrate for pouring concrete patios and provide a general ground cover low maintenance landscape designs such as Xero landscape design that require minimal watering or maintenance.
Sinkholes and large depressions are best filled with screened fill dirt. Fill dirt that is "screened" has been purged of unwanted elements such as tree roots and rubbish. Fill dirt is also used to overlay clay yards to improve the soil conditions for turf grass sod or seeding.
Adding top soil is the best option for leveling a yard with minor dips or slopes. Top soil is much finer and more organically enriched than common fill dirt. Top soil almost always has a pH level that qualifies it as being suitable for preparing yards for turf grasses.