Best choice for ground cover in beds
I posted the earlier message about some ideas for a landscape design, and had a related but different question.
What is the best choice for the ground cover around the plants, shrubs and trees in the 'beds'?
Around here (ATL - GA) pine straw, pine bark, or mulch is common. I have used all of the above before and have been happy with the results.
BUT (and here's why I ask the question), our new house is on a very wooded lot in a very wooded neighborhood. And, we appear to have a scorpion problem. From my reading, one way to keep them from getting in the house is to A) move their 'habitat' (wood piles, debris, etc) as far away from the house as possible and B) not to have wood mulch up against the foundation of the house.