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#1 of 12 Old 03-27-2007, 01:52 PM - Thead Starter
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Which do you use? Mulch or rock...or both?

(Can you tell I've really got an inkling to do some planting?? )
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We use the small pine bark nuggets- they're easier to spread around the trees.
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We use pine needles (the long ones)
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We use some kind of mulch or leave it plain. Rock is kind of pricey around here.
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We have stones in back and mulch/tree bark in front
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We used the white rocks.....but i would have rather used the bark mulch.....of course we ended up going with what Jerry wanted This year I think I am going to get rid of the rock and buy the mulch
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We had rock when we moved in and it was a PITA! Use mulch
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Mulch is WAY easier to work with! Although I love my garden, I am all about making it easy. SO I would suggest using mulch! Beside, rock is really expensive (at least around here).

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I use colored pebbles to round off the corners of the beds and at the sides of the apron at then end of the driveway because grass just doesn't grow there. I use a black mulch in all the raised beds and around the tree. The rocks at the end of the cornered beds looks beautiful and I only need about 4-5 bags every other year or so.
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I vote mulch. I hate rocks. It's a pain if you decide you don't want them any more too.
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Ok...so here is my next question...mulch won"t invite termites over to my house will it?

You do have a good point... if I ever want to get rid of the rocks it would probably be a PITA. Thanks for your input girls!!!!
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I think some of it is actually termite resistant. I like the coco bean kind because it smells good.

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