The allure of a springy, green stretch of lawn - no matter the size - will always endure and add curb appeal to any home. A well-manicured lawn, in particular, invites all sorts of joyful activities such as picnics, children’s parties, lawn tennis, croquet, and other fun family outdoor gatherings.
But having a lawn means devoting a substantial amount of time, effort, and money for its upkeep. A thatch of grass will need constant mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing, and other forms of upkeep. In this busy day and age, that is simply impractical. If you want a lawn that requires less maintenance than a regular one, then an artificial turf might just be for you.
Surprisingly, rubber mulch can act as an artificial infill alternative to more traditional (and expensive) ones. Read on to learn all about them.
Adds an extra layer of cushioning
If you’ve ever walked across an uneven lawn, you will know how unpleasant and worrying an experience it is. Silica or sand makes up the most traditional turf infill, but they can shift over time and cause uneven surfaces above. That, in turn, can cause people to trip and have accidents.
On the other hand, rubber mulch as an artificial turf infill will provide much-needed evenness and cushioning for any lawn activity. This includes even everyday foot traffic that could cause damage over time.
Won’t harden or get soggy through weather changes
The changing of the seasons from wet to dry could cause sand infill to harden or get soggy. As previously mentioned, this can cause an uneven lawn that is an accident waiting to happen. Rubber will retain its shape and volume no matter what, come rain or come shine.
Will discourage weed growth
Unlike sand which can encourage the presence of bugs and weed growth, rubber mulch can actually keep them at bay. Rubber is unappealing to termites, ants, and other insects because there is nothing in the material to turn into food or shelter. That means your picnics and lawn parties won’t be interrupted by pests.
Will last longer than other infill materials
Keeping infill stable and your lawn firm requires regular maintenance, which often means adding more infill material over the years. Rubber mulch might fetch a higher price initially, but it also means you won’t have to worry about paying for replacement material year after year. It simply has more longevity.