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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 5, 2019

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

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!

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 8, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

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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