What’s A Rubber Mulch?

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Every year millions of people mulch their landscaping for several reasons.

  • Weed control
  • Curb appeal (looks great)
  • Sets boundaries
  • Safety for playgrounds
  • And more…

There are several types of mulching on the market including:

  • Straw & Hay
  • Wood & Bark Chips
  • Other Organic Materials
  • Rubber Mulch

With all these except the rubber, you have to re-mulch 1 or 2 times per year because organic mulches blow away. wash away, fade substantially, and decay. These types of mulch products are easy to find and supposedly cost less money. The reality is they end up costing you a lot more in just a couple of years in both money, time and labor.

Whats A Rubber Mulch?

Not only do organic mulches end up costing you more money they have these additional disadvantages:

  • They fade easily
  • They blow & wash away
  • They attract insects & pest
  • They can attract termites
  • They create breathing issues with dust
  • They are dirty & can’t be washed
  • Not as safe as rubber to jump or fall on

The safety value of rubber mulch versus other types of organic mulches is worth pointing out. These are critical heights as determined by fall height safety using 6 inches of uncompressed material. The rubber mulch is clearly the safest fall protection as evidenced below:

Wood Mulch: 5 feet

Fine Sand: 5 feet

Medium Gravel: 7 feet

Rubber Chips: 11-12 feet

Whats A Rubber Mulch?

Rubber mulch is really a great idea. It’s easy to use and has many uses and key benefits including:

  • Made of recycled materials
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Will not float away
  • Does not attract insects
  • Is much safer for fall protection with kids
  • Comes in rich colors that don’t fade
  • Non toxic & no odors
  • Insulates plant root systems from harsh weather
  • Provides excellent drainage

Rubber mulches can be used in many applications including:

  • Commercial landscaping
  • Residential landscaping
  • Playgrounds
  • Schools
  • Parking lots & driveways
  • Parks
  • Golf Courses
  • Walking Paths
  • And much more…

Rubber mulch is clearly the right choice for several reasons including Cost, Safety, Curb Appeal, and more.