|Gravel is available in different sizes and colors
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|Bark is a very popular mulch and comes in different sizes and colors
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Choosing the correct mulch material is important when planning a water wise landscape. Mulch can increase water retention in soil, however, using organic mulch with some very drought tolerant plants can cause too much moisture to be retained and potentially cause root rot.
There are many types of mulch readily available to homeowners and professionals. Various types have different benefits and drawbacks.
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