Colored plastic mulches are the result of university research, which has shown that certain vegetables have higher yields when grown on colored plastic mulch. The increased yields are most pronounced with plants growing under less-than-ideal conditions, such as less than six hours of sun daily. Red is the color for tomatoes. Other colors include green or blue for melons, silver for peppers and blue for summer squash (like zucchini or patty pan) and cucumbers.
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.
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.
The fire engine red double front doors of this classic home provide a sophisticated contrast to its white and black exterior. Ornamental shrubbery and grasses grow in front of the home in mulched garden beds.
This stone bench has been constructed by simply placing a stone slap atop two boulders to create garden seating with rustic appeal. The neatly manicured garden features classic foliage plants and ornamental grass accented by red bark mulch.
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.
Landscape lighting and mounted sconces illuminate this party barn's back patio area in the evening light. Black roofing extends from the red barn to create a covered patio section that then expands to an open area with a stone fire pit. Mulched sections are planted with short trees leading into the open yard.
Real or artificial topiaries and easy-care rosemary plants bring a touch of green, but also wonderful, welcoming fragrance to your front porch. Swap out your usual pots for pretty green and red pots and mulch with moss for a more polished, finished look.
The sweet gum tree's star-shaped leaves turn a mix of colors in the fall, making it a favorite for New York landscape designer Jan Johnsen. Sometimes the same tree can have red, purple, yellow and orange leaves, at the same time.
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.
Velvety red flowers with yellow centers give ‘Rebecca’ clematis star power in the garden. Vines grow to a modest height (6 to 8 feet), which makes this clematis a good choice for a trellis, fence row or winding through shrub roses. Flower color shifts more toward purple on plants tucked into shade. To coax the reddest hue, make sure vines receive some sun during the day. Blooms measure 6 to 7 inches across and appear all summer long. Like all clematis, ‘Rebecca’ grows best when roots are shaded and kept cool. Do this by planting it behind a shrub or using a thick mulch layer. Vines grow 6 to 8 feet tall by 4 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 4 to 10.