This beautiful home features a tasteful and timeless design. Black roof shingles add texture to the gray siding. A small stone stairway leads through the neatly mulched garden from the the sidewalk to the driveway.
This white home catches the sunlight for a lovely bright exterior. A mulched yard compliments the roof shingles and allows the mix of plant life to shine. A concrete walkway moves through the plants and leads to the black front door.
The white exterior of this house creates a beautifully bright look in the sunlight. A black front door matches the window framing. The brown mulched yard compliments the shingled roof and allows the plant life to shine. Blooming flowers and turquoise pots add extra color to decorate the yard.
Here's a general rule for when to mulch a yard: Wait until after a hard frost in the fall to apply winter mulch. You don't want to apply it too early in the fall because mulch can delay the soil freezing process by retaining heat in the soil, according to experts with The Morton Arboretum in Illinois.
Tinted mulch is an easy and inexpensive way to bring visual interest to your yard. Wade likes to use black mulch to set off green foliage and uses brown-tinted mulch in more naturalistic areas. Mulch also brings a crips, tailored edge and helps you define your garden borders.
Fall is the best time to add maintenance to your garden beds with activities such as mulching, says Cameron Watkins of C. Watkins Garden Co. Mulching helps insulate delicate root systems from extreme cold temperatures and dry winter air.
A beautiful wooden entryway pairs with blue shutters to give this home a traditional cottage feel. Stone walls topped with red siding expand the home's space and create an intriguing shape. Concrete squares provide a walkway to the front door through the surrounding gravel and mulched yard.
The natural textures of this home create a lovely understated country design. A mulched yard and rock walls add natural texture. Red siding sections and blue shutters and door add pops of color. The polished wood of the entryway serves as the focal point with a rock bed and concrete walkway leading to it.
For a cheap and possibly free source of mulch material, ask local tree service for wood chips, says Josh Fuder, agriculture and natural resources agent for UGA Extension-Cherokee County. If chips are not composted, The Morton Arboretum in Illinois suggests applying a nitrogen fertilizer at a rate of a half pound per 100 square feet of chips.
Warm, outdoor lighting highlights the beautiful natural textures of this cabin home. A concrete walkway leads the way to wooden entryway columns and a blue front door. Stone walls, a rock bed and a mulched yard add lots of neutral colors and rough textures which allows the polished wooden siding to stand out as the focal point.
With beautiful red siding, this country home gives a nod to the traditional red barn. Blue doors and wood columns add color and create contrast. The mulched yard allows the home's colors to pop even more. A long, covered porch is perfect for enjoying the outdoors, while a small, second-story balcony creates a more private outdoor space.
Landscaping incorporates native plants around this charming home. The mulch eliminates the need for chemical fertilizers and requires little irrigation – which means more time spent on the spacious front porch.
The driveway of this modern home runs beside the backyard. As you turn into the yard you pass the boulder retaining wall creating a solid separation between the lawn to the driveway. A mulch section provides space for natural decoration from small plants bordering the retaining wall.
The colors of this home exterior are inspired by the lavish landscaping that includes a dramatic sculpture. A soaring tree provides ample shade while red mulch surrounds the various garden areas and lush green grass.
A wide view of this modern home's backyard reveals its extensive landscape and hardscape. A retaining wall frames the edge beside a grid-like patio, and stairs from the porch descend beside sections of grass and mulch. The levels follow the slanted flow of the land for a natural look.
An open yard with small planted trees and shrubs allows this beautiful red party barn to shine in the evening light. Mulched areas create fluid lines from the house perimeter into the yard. Landscape lighting dotted around the property creates a twinkly look.