I have mulch that was put in the landscaping when our house was built. I personally don't care for the kind that was put in, but we're replacing it with tree bark chips. I personally dont like regular mulch, and dh doesn't like the stones. Do you need to replace the bark/mulch every couple years though? I see my neighbor replacing his every so often, but not sure if theres an actual reason why other than he wants a new look. (We don't really talk to our neighbors for me to ask him...their kind of snobby) We're also planning on putting it along the sides of our driveway. Anyone have their own pics of this, comments, etc? Also, would this have any toll on the quality of anything growing in the garden? May be a stupid question, but I would think it would effect the soil from being watered as well. I assume I'm wrong since a lot of people do this.