Like other mulches, stone mulches keep the temperature of the soil even throughout the year and helps guard against erosion.
Mulch should be laid at its thickest between plants then tapered down to soil level within an inch of the base of the plants. It should never be piled against the trunks or the crowns. The best time to add mulch would be right after a rain. The best season would be winter or whenever the garden is dormant. Whatever mulch is used, the soil should be cleaned and free of weeds before it’s applied. The gardener might want to lay down a landscape fabric over the area to give the plants further protection against weeds.
Of course, Mulch-Pro offers other mulches. Organic mulches can include raked and shredded leaves, pine needles, ground hardwood bark, brush trimmings and wood chips, nut hulls, grass clippings, and even ground up coconut husks, corn cobs and over-roasted coffee beans. Which one a gardener chooses depends on her taste and her budget. These types of mulches decompose. Some decompose so surprisingly quickly, especially if they’re in a warm climate, that they may have to be replaced every year. However, some types of organic mulches only need to be replaced every two years.