Mulch and compost are often used together and, sometimes, are used interchangeably. However, while compost can be used as mulch, mulching is not the same as composting. Composting is decomposing organic matter and recycling it into fertilizer for soil. Mulching is placing a protective cover of the soil to preserve moisture, decrease erosion, and stifle weed growth.
It’s that time of year again: Days are longer, temperatures are getting warmer, and before you know it you’ll be landscaping your property or touching up the landscaping from the (fortunately) mild winter we’ve had this year.
Either way, you’ll be investing in new plants, and there’s no better way to maintain healthy plants than with mulch. But with so many options, how do you know which one is right for you? For a quick reference, review our guide on mulch vs compost to get a better idea of what the two options are.
You’ve decided pavers are the right fit for your project. Now what?
Types of Pavers
Do you want to use natural stone, brick (or clay), or maybe concrete? Depending on where you are putting the pavers—is it a high traffic area like a walkway or just decoration amid the landscape—and what look you want to achieve, you’ll want to weigh your options. And, if you’re looking to use pavers in several areas, you may find you want to use a mixture of paver styles versus other materials.
If you’re debating between pavers versus concrete and which material best suites you, consider this: Concrete isn’t as durable as other materials, it’s extremely difficult to repair—and it may cost you more in the long run.
No matter what your project is—patio, walkway, driveway—you want the result to bear harsh New England weather, from cold winter nights to warm summer days. And, ideally, you probably want minimum maintenance. No one wants a brand new walkway to look weathered and worn the next season.
When deciding between a wooden or a vinyl shed, it comes down to your preference for appearance as well as level of maintenance.
Wooden sheds, in many buyers’ eyes, have the aesthetic advantage over vinyl sheds. The natural structure can also get adapted over time with customized additions. Perhaps you have a wooden house; a wooden shed will seamlessly blend with your property, especially if you decide to match the paint color of your house and give your shed a custom coat.
In this way you have complete control over whether your shed stands out and becomes a characteristic of your property, or blends in with a more garden environment. Plus, wooden sheds come from a renewable resource.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our newly re-designed website. Ricardo Corporation was started in 1984 by Michael Ricardo as a an Excavation company and as an outlet providing Construction Materials to the wholesale market.
We offer a wide variety of landscaping needs including Pavers and walls, mulch, stone, sand, and loam. We also carry a vast amount of Sheds, Wood, and Pellets. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us. We take enormous pride in our products and services, and we look forward to doing business with you soon.
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