Top 4 Benefits of Rubber Mulch

September 07, 2015

rubber mulch pieces and the words its easier with rubber mulch


Family time and holidays are never a time that you want to be busy in the garden or tending to some emergency with your landscaping. Alright, that can be a bit far-fetched but it can happen and we definitely don't want it to happen when we're just about ready to get into vacation or holiday mode.

Rubber mulch makes things easier for you so that when Labor Day or any other holiday comes along, your garden or playground surfacing does not steal you away from happier things.

Here’s how rubber mulch gets it done.

  1. Rubber mulch suppresses weed growth.

A layer of at least 2 inches of rubber mulch blocks the necessary light most weed seeds need for germination and early growth.

This means that while the entire neighborhood is enjoying a sumptuous barbecue picnic complete with sausages and corn and eggplants and tomatoes, you don’t have to be stuck at your playground/garden trying to derive the rarest joys from weed removal.

  1. Rubber mulch retains moisture in the soil.

Rubber mulch blocks evaporation and prevents the soil from overheating. Moisture from rain or irrigation can make its way through the mulched area, and into the soil beneath. The mulch itself isn't porous enough to hold any moisture on its own and it won't wick moisture from the soil.

This means that while the entire family are being awed by the Grand Canyon or the Niagara Falls, you don’t have to be stuck at your playground/garden wielding a garden hose like a gun, and aiming it at your garden like a maniac, just to keep your soil properly hydrated.

  1. Properly installed rubber mulch rarely requires replacement and can last for 20 years or longer.

Rubber mulch is heavy enough that wind won't blow it away, which is a problem with some lighter natural mulches. The mulch doesn't break down or decompose.

This means that while your entire squad are frolicking at the Florida Keys, soaking up sun and sand, you don’t have to be stuck at home preoccupied with nothing else but the need to keep your mulch and yourself together.

  1. Rubber mulch is not susceptible to insect infestation.

Rubber mulch does not attract termites or carpenter ants like wood mulch does, and in turn, protects your flowers, plants and home from insect infestation.

This means that while your entire countrymen are visiting museums like The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, you don’t have to be crawling through your garden/playground, manually picking out insects like a mad zoologist.


Now, if you are still unconvinced, just picture these two scenarios: 1.) you holding a glass of frozen margarita 2.) you holding pieces of mulch. Fancy the former? Then go with rubber.


Also in Rubber Mulch Blog

Why Rubber Mulch Works Well Against Pests
Why Rubber Mulch Works Well Against Pests

March 26, 2019

Arguably one of the most coveted features of rubber mulch is that it won’t attract the usual outdoor bugs that wreak havoc on gardens and exteriors, such as ants and termites. Then there are the other creatures that are also unwelcome, including mice and snails. Aside from cedar chips which could help prevent the presence of moths, beetles, and cockroaches, very few ground cover mediums can lay claim to this.   

Read More

rock garden
Can Rubber Mulch Be The New Rock Garden?

March 08, 2019

Rock gardens endure no matter what season or geographic location is involved. They can be found in Asia, Europe, and just about anywhere that there are boulders, stones, and all manner of rocks to be arranged. They can be created in public spaces and private gardens for people to visit and appreciate. Rock gardens are a welcome sight in tropical climate, and even in colder conditions. It’s safe to say that the rock garden is here to stay both as a practical and an ornamental option.

Read More

Kids playing outdoors with bubbles
Keeping Children Outdoors In Spite Of Today’s Technology

February 19, 2019

A recent study by the National Trust found that children spend half the time playing outside than their parents did. The study showed that children are playing outside for an average of just over four hours a week. This compares with over 8 hours a day for their parents when they were children.

Read More