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

November 8, 2018 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. Mulch to Regulate Soil Temperature Once the ground freezes your garden plants

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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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5 Reasons Why Natural Mulch is Better Than Rubber Mulch

November 2, 2015 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 the way to go. It’s just better for your garden and the environment in general. At Grand River Natural Stone we exclusively carry natural mulch because

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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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