Red Landscaping Rock

Red Landscaping Rock

Red lava rock, technically called scoria is a colorful addition to a garden; some suppliers also sell black lava rock, which garners its visual impact from texture, alone. The red coloration is formed during eruption due to the oxidation of iron. A favorite for desert landscapes, lava rock will work best where it mirrors the surrounding terrain or is designed to be a standout feature, such as an island bed. Relative to other rock mulches, lava is lightweight, so less costly to transport and less onerous to move into the garden for spreading.
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Red Landscaping Rock

Pros for Gardeners Red lava rock, technically called scoria is a colorful addition to a garden; some suppliers also sell black lava rock, which garners its visual impact from texture, alone. The red coloration is formed during eruption due to the oxidation of iron. A favorite for desert landscapes, lava rock will work best where it mirrors the surrounding terrain or is designed to be a standout feature, such as an island bed. Relative to other rock mulches, lava is lightweight, so less costly to transport and less onerous to move into the garden for spreading.
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Red Landscaping Rock

Menards® has all the landscaping materials you need to create a beautiful backyard retreat. We have a great collection of Outdoor Living Kits and landscaping projects that makes it easy to have a beautifully coordinated landscape. We have all the materials you need to build an attractive patio or walkway, including patio blocks, pavers and stone steps. Ensure that your blocks or pavers stay in place with sand. Accent your new project with pillar caps and landscape lighting. Incorporate a steep slope into your landscape project with our selection of retaining wall block. We have tools, utility covers and panels that provide great solutions to keep your landscape looking natural. Our lawn edging and tree rings, edgers and landscaping timbers will add definition to your flowerbeds, lawn, trees and more. Prevent pesky weeds from marring your landscape project with our selection of weed blocker. You can also add mulch or landscape rock to your flowerbeds to give them a more decorative look. Don't have room for a garden? You can still add flowers to your outdoor living space with our selection of planters, hanging baskets and accessories. If you are planning on incorporating a fountain or pond to your landscape, add corrugated pipe and fittings to your shopping list.
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Red Landscaping Rock

Mulching serves a critical function in temperature and moisture moderation. Lava rock absorbs heat during the day and releases it during the night. Rock mulches generally slow evaporation from the soil, although if days are warm, dark mulch means higher temperatures, with faster evaporation. If installed with a fabric weed barrier underneath, lava rock creates an effective weed suppressant.
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Red Landscaping Rock

Rock mulches don’t break down as quickly as organic mulches, but lava rock can wash or blow away if you use it in exposed locations. New Mexico State University Extension specialists recommend installing lava rock at least an inch below sidewalk level to reduce its movement out of planting beds. Despite being lightweight, lava rocks can damage mower blades if pieces end up on your lawn. Even if they remain where you place them, lava rocks’ sharp edges make the material difficult to work around, so it is best used in permanent plantings or other locations where maintenance tasks are minimal.

Red Landscaping Rock

Pros for Plants Mulching serves a critical function in temperature and moisture moderation. Lava rock absorbs heat during the day and releases it during the night. Rock mulches generally slow evaporation from the soil, although if days are warm, dark mulch means higher temperatures, with faster evaporation. If installed with a fabric weed barrier underneath, lava rock creates an effective weed suppressant.

Red Landscaping Rock

Cons for Gardeners Rock mulches don’t break down as quickly as organic mulches, but lava rock can wash or blow away if you use it in exposed locations. New Mexico State University Extension specialists recommend installing lava rock at least an inch below sidewalk level to reduce its movement out of planting beds. Despite being lightweight, lava rocks can damage mower blades if pieces end up on your lawn. Even if they remain where you place them, lava rocks’ sharp edges make the material difficult to work around, so it is best used in permanent plantings or other locations where maintenance tasks are minimal.

Red Landscaping Rock

Aesthetics are an important component of mulching. If you are concerned about curb appeal for enhancing real estate values, consider that red lava rock may be unappealing to some — and if you don’t like how lava rock looks after you’ve installed it as mulch, it is difficult and costly to remove. The rocks can also be used by neighborhood vandals to scratch graffiti onto surfaces.

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Cons for Real Estate Aesthetics are an important component of mulching. If you are concerned about curb appeal for enhancing real estate values, consider that red lava rock may be unappealing to some — and if you don’t like how lava rock looks after you’ve installed it as mulch, it is difficult and costly to remove. The rocks can also be used by neighborhood vandals to scratch graffiti onto surfaces.

A layer of mulch, whether organic or inorganic, gives your landscape an attractive, finished look. Lava rock is one of many commercially available inorganic mulching materials. Inorganic mulches won’t add nutrients to your garden or improve soil characteristics, but have the advantage of lasting longer than organic materials. The relative permanence of inorganic mulches makes it important to weigh if a material such as lava rock is a good choice for your mulching needs.

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Red Rock Landscape is a locally owned and operated landscape company serving the greater Harrisburg, PA area. We bring outdoor areas to life with beautiful hardscapes, plantings, custom edging and more. About Us

You rock! We appreciate your professionalism, timeliness, and the quality of your work. Thanks so much for making our space so much better. We’ll spread the word!

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