a. Shrub and perennial beds should be lined with landscape fabric or other acceptable weed barrier for rock mulch. Wood mulch is not required to have a weed barrier.
b. A similar type and color of mulch must be used in abutting planting beds on adjacent lots to unify the landscapes. The use of two different colors of rock mulch in the same bed will be reviewed by the MC on a case-by-case basis.
c. Rock mulch size shall be a minimum of ¾ inch diameter and a maximum of 1 1/2-inch diameter. Smaller mulch may be used in sandboxes and larger sizes may be used in drainage and accent areas as specifically approved by the MC. Larger rock, 4 inches to 8 inches in size, may be used in a creek bed as an accent and/or drainage area no wider than 3 feet on average. Sparse plantings may be required to minimize impact. Acceptable rock mulch color includes natural, earth-toned colors. Prohibited rock mulch includes: lava rock, white marble, black granite or any similar types and colors to these materials. Dyed or painted rocks are also prohibited.
d. Wood mulch must consistent in size and natural in color pigment and needs no weed barrier.
e. All mulched areas adjacent to turf shall utilize a metal, concrete, or brick to define the planting bed and provide a clean maintenance edge., Plastic edging above the grass height is prohibited Other types of edging materials will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Recommended edger height is even with the top of the grass. Edging along public sidewalks shall be lower than or even with the top surface of the sidewalk.