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Adding Life to your Outdoor Home with Colored Mulch

Now that the spring is here all eyes are on your outdoor home. Whether you are trying to add color to your plant beds or you’re trying to prevent weeds from coming, colored mulch is the ideal solution. Mulch comes in many varieties from wood based to rubber and recycled content. Whether you want to add soft footing under your children’s play set or you want to emphasize color around your pool and patio area, here are creative ways to use colored mulch in your landscaping.

Stylish mulch floor patio

by Colleen Steixner

Enhance your outdoor home with colored mulch

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Add spring color to your landscaping

In the wintertime your outdoor home grows accustom to looking brown, dull and gray. Now that spring is bringing new plants and foliage, it’s time to add colorful mulch to accent your plant beds. Whether you plan using mulch alongside your walkways or under your shrubbery, remember to pull mulch back from the foundation of your home a few inches.

Pulling the mulch away from your foundation to prevent moisture and insects from entering into your home. Mulch comes in many varieties including cypress that tends to be a deep red color and pine mulch is generally brown in nature. For a more rustic look, consider pine nuggets that are larger sized wood pieces and still act as a barrier for weeds like mulch.

Grass and mulch floor in the garden

by teretrout

Choose from a variety of colors from darks to light varieties

Image via: Custom Landscaping Design

Beautify your patio and lounge areas with mulch

Image via: LG Vale

Different color mulch for your outdoor aesthetics

In recent years mulch has taken on a new face of color varieties as well as a green approach for manufacturer’s who produce mulch. Today, mulch is made from recycled automobile tires; plastic bottles and other sustainable content and can make your outdoor home have a multitude of colors.

Visit your local home improvement store nursery, or rock and gravel company to see their selection. From the darkest of black and burgundy to green and blue, you will be surprised what different designs and landscaping visuals you can create. If you are feeling adventurous, consider designing a landscaping plan that coordinates your greenery, flowers and mulch together.

Cypress mulch and recycled content colored mulch are very popular

Image via: The Greenman

Rocky home garden with mulch floor

by Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design

Outdoor stone barbecue with surrounding mulch floor

by Witt Construction

Enhance your daytime and evening landscaping

Image via: E 2 Home

While you may think that your outdoor home doesn’t need to be infused with creativity, you will be surprised at the outcome once you add colored mulch. Whether adding soft footing in your backyard area for the kids or you are trying to keep the nuisance weeds from invading your plant beds, colored mulch is just what you’ve been looking for. Consider using mulch around your outdoor water features and meditation park areas to add texture and color.

For those who what to treat the Earth right, opt for mulch made with recycled content, either way your outdoor home will love the look of colored mulch.

Ronique Gibson

Ronique Gibson is an Associate Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, who has been in the architectural and interior design industry for over 13 years. Her architectural background has lent to years of hands on experience with homeowners, construction, and helping people love their homes. Ronique’s passion for finding inspiring and easy[...]

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