ground cover bark?
We have a backyard patio and further away is a soil area, I have planted a few trees and shrubs there and it looks very nice.. but the weeds are too much and I do not want grass or other green ground cover there.. (watering them would be too much in my hot climate) I am thinking in getting cedar mulch 1-2", although expensive it seems to be very long lasting and I don't mind replenishing every couple of years.. We don't walk barefeet but also want to avoid tracking too much debris onto the patio.
Is there other material you would recommend? I have seen it done in bark nuggets but I don't think it was meant to be walked on?
Thanks in advance