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Greetings from San Diego CA…. My front yard is desert scape succulents with 3/4″

Zone san marcos ca 92078 | Anonymous added on September 5, 2019 | Answered

ground rock covering in the backyard, but I have multiple fruit trees -- Apple, kumquat, lime, orange. Currently I have brown mulch but I don't like the look of it. Is using 3/4" stone going to kill trees? Thank you for any help!

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    GKH_Susan
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    Answered on September 8, 2019

    I wouldn't think it would kill them, but it may increase the heat in the area, which could be detrimental. Rock is usually recommended for xeriscape areas or areas without plants. Here is more information:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/mulch/using-inorganic-mulch-in-gardens.htm

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