Winter, spring, summer or fall,
All you gotta do is...mulch?
Nature has a way of decorating our surroundings with colors that can invigorate, soothe, and generally affect the mood. Many go for the brighter and warmer seasons of spring and summer over the sombre tones of autumn and winter, but it’s all a matter of preference. The good news is that with rubber mulch, you can summon your favorite season’s colors and mood in your garden all year-round. Here are a few tips to achieve this.
Stick to a neutral palette as backdrop
A clean neutral palette is a great launchpad for any seasonal motif. Consider greys, whites, or creams for your garden essentials: tables, benches, pots, planters, umbrellas, fences, and even your mulching material. The brightness of summer flowers and grass, the silvery magic of winter frost, or the subdued beauty of autumn leaves will all stand out with a monochromatic background.
Choose the rubber mulch color that best represents a season
Rubber mulch is ideal for landscaping projects because it comes in a variety of colors that represent aspects of the different seasons. If you want the look of a healthy turf, go for grass-green rubber mulch. Brown rubber mulch offers a rustic, organic look that’s perfect for a fall motif. If you want a more vibrant hue for your summer garden, choose sunshine colors like reds, oranges, and yellows.
Garden accents don’t have to mean simply putting garden gnomes or plastic flamingos all over the place. You can set up a picnic table and adorn it with a chintz-patterned table cover, runners, placemats, serviettes, and tea set. Fairy lights and lanterns hanging on low branches and draped gracefully on bushes can summon a romantic winter evening. Colorful floral-themed pillowcases, a woven picnic mat, outdoor wicker furniture, and baskets of blooms can make your summer last as long as you want.
You can also create accents with different colored rubber mulch. Blue and green mulch can give the impression of a cool pond or pool. Bright reds and yellows making up a border give the impression of seasonal flowers in full bloom.
Plant seasonal flowers
Of course, flowers are still the best “accessories” for your garden. If you want the look, feel, and scent of springtime, consider planting stargazer lilies, zinnia, tulips, roses, freesia, and gardenia. Summer blossoms usually come in the form of hydrangea, birds of paradise, chrysanthemums, and gladiola. Orchids, carnations, Queen Anne’s lace, iris, and juniper are typically associated with autumn. As for winter, you can’t go wrong with pansies, evergreens, Christmas roses, gerbera daisies, and holly berries. You can also accentuate your flower beds with the rubber mulch color of your choice.