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Mastering Landscape Design with Mulch: Color, Texture, and Contrast

May 2, 2024 by Grand River Natural Stone

Mulch might have many practical benefits, but it can also serve an aesthetic purpose. Mulch is often used as an element in landscape design since it’s available in many colours and textures. By understanding the variety of mulch types available, you, too, can create visually appealing, well-defined outdoor spaces. Colour Dynamics with Mulch The colour

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5 Reasons Why Natural Mulch is Better Than Rubber Mulch

March 2, 2024 by Grand River Natural Stone

One’s organic, and the other isn’t. Besides that, what are the other differences between rubber and natural mulch? There’s plenty, actually. As with many things in life, natural is often the way to go. It’s just better for your garden and the environment in general. Here, we’ll dive into the 5 reasons why. 1. Natural

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Natural Mulch for Vegetable Gardens is The Secret to a Successful Harvest

February 27, 2024 by Grand River Natural Stone

Every gardener dreams of a bountiful harvest and the secret to achieving this lies beneath the surface—mulch. Not just any mulch, but the right kind can be the game-changer for your vegetable garden. It’s about creating a nurturing environment where your vegetables can flourish, retain moisture, suppress weeds, and enhance soil health.  A Guide to

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10 Mulch FAQs on Types, Benefits, and Effective Usage in Your Garden

February 7, 2024 by Grand River Natural Stone

Mulch is a garden’s best friend. This simple yet wholly beneficial material plays a key role in the health and appearance of your garden. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting, understanding mulch is key to successful growing. In this article, you will learn:  What mulch is and its critical role in gardening.  The

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Mulch 101: Everything You Need to Know is Right Here

March 3, 2023 by Grand River Natural Stone

Mulch is a popular, attractive, and affordable garden detail designed to keep weeds at bay and protect garden beds. There are many different types of mulch, which can make it a little overwhelming when choosing the best one for your landscaping project. Here we offer a complete overview of what type of mulch is best

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Why It’s Important to Mulch One Last Time Before Winter Arrives

October 8, 2022 by Grand River Natural Stone

In the spring and summer, we use mulch to retain moisture in the soil, keep the weeds at bay and add a beautiful, consistent texture to our landscaping. In the winter, mulch takes on a whole new role in keeping our gardens healthy. Here’s why you should mulch before winter sets in. Mulch to Regulate

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Should You Mulch in the Fall?

October 1, 2019 by Grand River Natural Stone

If you’re new to mulching, you may wonder if you should mulch in the fall. While you may think that adding mulch to your garden beds or landscape seems counterproductive for the cooler seasons, laying mulch in the fall is actually the most beneficial in Canadian climates as it provides frost and winter protection for

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When to buy topsoil and mulch, and how to know yours is good

June 7, 2018 by Grand River Natural Stone

Good quality topsoil and mulch are among the most important factors contributing to a healthy garden. For healthy growth, you have to feed your plants and protect them from unwelcoming conditions. Topsoil and mulch (along with water and sunlight) take care of the feeding. So how do you know the topsoil and mulch combo your

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Steps to Choosing the Best Topsoil

March 22, 2014 by Grand River Natural Stone

If you want your lawn and ornamental plants to look their best, it is important to use good quality topsoil for home landscape projects. The best topsoils will have the right proportions of sand, clay and organic matter, provide nutrients to your landscape and provide good drainage while still retaining moisture for plant roots to

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