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3 Landscape Materials You Need for a Beautiful DIY Garden

3 Landscape Materials You Need for a Beautiful DIY Garden lehnhoff's supply

Consider adding these landscape materials to your arsenal, and check out Lehnhoff’s Supply for high-quality products and landscaping expertise.

Gardening is a gratifying and relaxing hobby to enjoy, especially during the summer season. Spending time outdoors, growing gorgeous plants, and beautifying landscapes make any homeowner proud of their outdoor space. Gardening is the perfect activity to let your creativity and inspiration flow. Your garden should showcase your own personal touch. While landscaping can be a lot of work, it doesn’t always need to be overly exhausting — using the right tools and materials for the job makes gardening easy! Consider adding these landscape materials to your arsenal, and check out Lehnhoff’s Supply for high-quality products and landscaping expertise.

Mulch is a Must

Mulch is an essential landscaping material. Mulch can be anything spread over the soil as a cover. The two main types of mulch are organic and inorganic. Mulch can be helpful in several ways, such as: 

  • Suppresses weeds. 
  • Enriches soil. 
  • Retains moisture. 
  • Improves aesthetics and helps you achieve certain looks.

Adding mulch to your garden is a great way to maintain moist, nutritious soil and protect against temperature fluctuations. Invest in high-quality mulch for added nutrients and visually appealing earth tones throughout your landscape. There is no quicker or easier way to spruce up your landscaping than adding fresh mulch to your flowerbeds! A fresh layer of mulch transforms the look of your garden and breathes new life into your plants.


Garden soil is a blend of compost or other organic matter, which is richer and better suited for outdoor plants and in-ground applications. Topsoil, on the other hand, is technically the uppermost layer of soil. It is better for filling large areas or creating a base for a garden, but it’s less rich than garden soil or compost. You can use topsoil for several different purposes: 

  • Planting new grass or starting a garden.
  • Adding a layer of soil to new lawns, previously paved areas, or areas affected by erosion.
  • Filling dirt for leveling low areas. 

Topsoil contains fewer nutrients than garden soil or compost, so it is more useful as filler dirt than a soil enricher. Fill materials are crucial for various landscaping projects, and organic topsoil is perfect for any DIY garden. 

Gravel & Natural Stone

Gravel and natural stone are great landscape materials that can be used for walkways, retaining walls, and drainage. We offer many different types of gravel for your landscaping, and they are appropriate for different purposes and aesthetics. For example, river rock is a smooth, medium-sized stone well suited for driveways. Lava rock is porous and colorful, making excellent mulch for flowerbeds, helping regulate soil temperature and retain moisture. 

One of natural stone’s most widely applied uses is walkways and pathways. Natural stone pathways easily maintain their shape year-round and provide a reliable structure for your landscape. You can also design walkways to customize your outdoor space to match your home’s aesthetic. You should consider the colors, patterns, textures, and sizes of natural stone products to ensure they match the rest of your property. 

Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help

If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.

Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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