Mulch blocks weeds, preserves soil moisture, and protects plants from cold whether while adding nutrients and beautifying your property. Mulches can be either organic or inorganic. Examples of inorganic mulches include rocks or gravel, plastic sheeting rubber, or fabric. While inorganic mulches are generally more expensive, they have the benefit of not needing to be replaced as often as organic mulch does, which can save you money and help preserve your landscaping in the long run.
- Does not need replacing or topping off as often as organic
- Does not retain moisture as well, or provide nutrients from decomposition
- Main types include rock/gravel, plastic sheeting, landscape fabric, rubber
“The most common types of inorganic mulch are rocks or gravel, plastic sheeting, landscape fabric and rubber mulch. Inorganic mulches do not decompose, or they slowly break down only after a long period of time.”