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When you are at the drawing board trying to envision the perfect landscape for your home, you may be torn between how to best utilize and style the different parts of your landscape. Mulch and stones are two very different things, but can both be used to brighten up areas where you don’t want the grass to grow, help with water drainage and give an overall aesthetic appeal. There are different appeals to both mulch and stone, depending on your needs. In this blog, we will go over the pros and cons of both mulch and stone in hopes to help you decide which best suits your landscape.


When we think of filling the empty spaces in our yard, for most people, mulch is the first thing that comes to mind. A big reason why mulch is so popular is that it is cheaper than rock or stone fillings. It can also protect the grass that lies under the mulch and provide a barrier for water drainage. Mulch also provides nutrients to your yard as it breaks down over time, which can also be appealing. Mulch does not last forever, so one downside to going with the cheaper option is you will need to replace it more frequently than you would a stone or rock landscape.

Mulch is great for people who don’t want to weed as often, for people with gardens that need extra water retention and drainage and those who prefer a softer-looking landscape.


Unlike mulch, stone can last for years. It is initially a bigger investment, but you won’t need to replace it every 6-12 months like you do mulch. Stone can also help prevent mold or fungi. After all, it offers less moisture to stick around, because it dries much quicker than mulch. And while it can help protect plants or gardens, you can expect to do more weeding with a stone filler. Another benefit of stone is that there are many options, colors and varieties of rock you can choose to fill your space.

Stone is a good choice for people looking for a low-maintenance and long-lasting addition to their landscape. It is also preferred by those who are searching for a more unique and colorful landscape.

It’s Up to You!

Both mulch and stone have their benefits. Feel free to reach out to Green Landscape Supply. Our knowledgeable staff can help you choose between mulch and rock to look best for your yard and be suited better for your lifestyle and needs.

Posted on behalf of Green Landscape Supply

4548 Thompson Mill Rd
Buford, GA 30518

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Based on 42 reviews

  • Jon B.

    Wanted to add top dressing to my lawn and stopped by to get some basic facts before starting. The team was so helpful to answer my many questions and made me feel comfortable to move forward with project. Stopped by a few weeks later with a u-haul and was all loaded up and ready to go within 15 minutes. Very helpful and inviting team. I might have them deliver next time, seems it's much easier and it can be dropped off on my driveway in those huge plastic bags - wife likes that Idea, and keeps me from unloading the truck on my own

  • D. F. C.

    We undertook a major landscaping project spanning 2018-2019. It includes stabilizing a foundation wall, construction of retaining walls, redirecting drainage, raised flowerbeds, and completely redoing the lawn. It requires multiple truckloads of stone, sand, fill dirt and topsoil. We saved a few dollars, but more importantly, the quality of the products ordered were unequaled. It was the best experience in getting exactly what and how much we needed that we had in the 30Y we've been here.

  • Ben J.

    Holy Cow! Super fast and friendly service having some gravel delivered. Person taking order on phone and driver very friendly. Feel I got a very fair price on material as well. Will be back.

  • Joshua J.

    When every other landscaping nursery was out of sod these guys had it. Felt very much like a family business. Not a lot frills here, but none are needed for a landscaping business. For my next project I might just have to drive past the other 3 nurseries to get here.

  • Tessa H.

    The only place I will go from now on! John was very kind and so helpful! Even though my job was really small, I was treated with so much respect and personal care that I will not being going anywhere else for my landscape needs in the future. They have a massive selection and their customer service is outstanding.

  • Will M.

    Great service. Our yard looks spectacular. The neighbors are always asking where we get such high quality mulch. If you want a great quality mulch to enhance your yard be sure to visit for an excellent experience! Thanks Green Brothers!