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Permanent Mulch w/o Reflecting Sun/Heat Gain???

Permanent Mulch w/o Reflecting Sun/Heat Gain???


Old 07-11-04, 01:46 PM
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Permanent Mulch w/o Reflecting Sun/Heat Gain???


I have a large yard and need to start using a permanent, hard, non-biodegradable mulch for lower maintenance. I do not have the time to replenish traditional wood mulch every year. I can get pea stone locally at a good price but on the south and west, full sun, it will reflect the sun and have solar gain (releasing heat towards house in evening). Shade is limited due to concrete drive and approachment.

So, is there such a thing as hard mulch that would NOT reflect the sun and it's heat towards house on the south & west? I plan to use the pea stone on the east and north side of home as well as the outer flower/shrub beds.

Thank you for your time and if you have any suggestions!

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Old 07-12-04, 08:59 PM
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Rubber mulch may do. I don't replenish my wood mulch annually because I use the mulch from the tree removal companies. It is rawer, coarser, and does not deteriorate so rapidly. It is hard to beat the cost: free.

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