Although inorganic mulches can be used to create attractive and low maintenance planting beds, they also can create a few problems.
Problems With Inorganic Mulch:
- Large areas of inorganic mulch may increase soil temperature
- Avoid black plastic – it does not allow water, nutrients or air to penetrate the soil
- Inorganic mulches do not provide nutrients to plants
- Rubber mulch may be harmful to plants
A Note on Weed Barrier or Landscape Fabrics:
Weed barrier fabric does not work well …