Landscaping:  Rock vs. Mulch vs. ??

Landscaping: Rock vs. Mulch vs. ??

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Re: Landscaping: Rock vs. Mulch vs. ??
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:11 AM
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Default Re: Landscaping: Rock vs. Mulch vs. ??

In my earlier post I forgot to mention that the speaker at the garden club recommended using the mesh fabric rather than plastic sheeting under mulch or rocks to minimize weed growth and retain moisture as well.

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Old 07-12-2008, 02:16 AM
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Thanks again guys.. :bigthumbsup:
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:39 AM
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Not thrilled with the mulch and wood chips that our home came with that we're living with for now (and even adding to), but I do remember the emphasis on considering that rock retains heat, especially in the summer, that is not good for the plants. For what it's worth....
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:20 PM
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Default Re: Landscaping: Rock vs. Mulch vs. ??

In the original post wasn't a name mentioned for putting in the plants.? I think it was posted by Graciegirl and I intended to keep it but well...
....I can't find it.

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Old 07-20-2008, 01:12 AM
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Another organic way of keeping weeds prior to putting down mulch or rock is thick layers of newspaper. We have done this for years and where we put it down there are no weeks, where we put the mesh down there some weeds.

The lecture that Travel and I attended was extremely formative and well presented.

HB
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:05 AM
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Default Re: Landscaping: Rock vs. Mulch vs. ??

Hi, I accidentally deleted an email I received. The question was about the Lawn and Garden service that we have.

We do not have a contract with her for any of the services she does. When we are in TV we do, what she normally does.

There are no annual contracts for weeding - cost is $10 per month

Pest control is $20 per month

Pruning, trimming and clean up is billed at $40 per hour, but you are charged in 15 minute increments.

Fertilizer application is based on actual quantities used.

They all sell trees and plants. I found the cost of there plants lower than in some of the nurseries I visited while in TV.

Fernview Farm - Sandra and James Harrison
352 245 7905 email fernviewnursery@aol.com

i think she has been invited to speak this November at the Garden Clubs - one in Hacienda Center.

Hope this helps.

HB
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