Mulch, Rock, and Ground Coverings
Mulch, Rock and Ground coverings for Post Falls, Coeur d'Alene, Rathdrum, and other nearby areas
Mulch, Rock, and Ground Covers Provide a Finished Look, and Reduce your Properties Overall Maintenance.
There is something special about a property with a beautifully landscaped look, adding Mulch, Rock, Bark or other ground coverings can really make the difference. Not only does adding ground coverings dress up a property making it look professionally finished, it also reduces the maintenance and the amount of water you use. A landscape bed makes a beautiful addition to a residential or commercial property. Not only does it improve aesthetics, it can increase the value of your property as well. After we design and install your landscape bed, it’s time to decide on the best type of ground covering. We find that mulch and rock look the best and make your landscape bed the easiest to maintain.
We can recommend a ground cover for your landscaping or if you already know what you want, we will take care of purchasing it and delivering it to your home. We start our installation work immediately after delivery so you don’t have to worry about having piles of mulch or rock in front of your property.
How We Install Landscape Bark and Rock
If you choose bark or rock for your ground covering, the first thing we do is cover the area with landscape fabric. We cut the fabric to size and then overlap each piece by several inches to provide adequate coverage. If you already have plants in the landscape bed, we cut holes in the fabric for each plant and place the fabric around each one.
Next, we fill a wheelbarrow full of rocks and pour or shovel them over the landscape area. We take special care not to damage existing plants. Lastly, we spread the rocks out and insure there is a two to three inch layer of material over the entire landscape bed.
How We Install Landscape Mulch
For mulch, our landscape crew spreads the initial layer one to three inches thick. We have found that using hands instead of tools for this step is most effective because it affects plant health when mulch is too thick. Additionally, keeping mulch at least two to three inches from plants discourages disease. For the last step, we water the mulch to help it settle into place.