Apr 22, 2018

Posted by in Home Improvement | Comments Off on Decorative Stones- Insights

Decorative Stones- Insights

There are pros and cons with a decorative stone mulch as there are in just about everything. Stone mulches do have a nice clean crisp appearance when installed properly but they have a limited benefit to an organic garden. Stone / Rock mulches, also called decorative stone leaves a neat clean appearance if installed properly. They should be dug into the ground between three and four inches deep and edging installed to hold the stone / rock into place. Installing a weed barrier under the stone / rock will control the weeds.Have a look at decorative stones for more info on this.

There are a couple of factors on why decorative stone mulches don’t benefit an organic garden. Stone used for mulch doesn’t decompose or add any nutritional value to the soil as you would have with an organic mulch. Without the organic matter there is no environment that would attract living organisms needed in the soil to benefit the soil structure and add the nutrients needed naturally for plants to thrive. The installation of a weed barrier under a decorative stone mulch limits the amount of water that can get to the root system of a plant. These fabric are made for water to penetrate but before a majority of the water can penetrate through most of it has run off the sides.

When watering plants that have a weed barrier installed around them the barrier needs to be pulled back to supply the plant with the water they need and to allow for the application of any nutrients that are needed to feed the plants.

Decorative stone comes in many colors, shapes and sizes. It can be bought in bulk or bagged quantities from your local garden center. A environment friendly and healthy way of gardening. Organic Gardening is away of gardening in harmony with nature. Growing a healthy and productive crop in a way that is healthier for both you and the environment.