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The Ideal Time to Put Down Rubber Mulch

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Rubber mulch is like a gardening/ground cover for all seasons. It’s always there for you to keep your plants healthy and your yard neat, come rain or come shine. However, there is an ideal time to put down rubber mulch - it’s during spring. This holds true whether it’s for your gardening needs, as landscaping, or as protective surface for a playground.


Here are several important reasons why the best season for rubber mulch installation is in springtime.


The temperature is just right to work outdoors


You can get frostbite if you work outdoors during winter, or heat stroke at the height of summer. Fall presents cool weather, but it’s best spent on brisk walking, pumpkin picking, and other casual outdoor activities (besides, think of all the autumn leaves you will have to deal with while gardening!). Springtime is pleasant enough to spend many hours outside your home. You can accomplish more in your schedule, so including rubber mulch installation in your yard activities is ideal.


Preparing for protection from garden pests


As soon as the sun melts away the last traces of snow, expect insects and other pests to literally come out of the woodwork and feast on your garden. Spring is warm enough to encourage these pests to wreak havoc on your yard, but it’s still a better time to protect your plants using rubber mulch. Compared to summer, which is when ants, termites, and other bugs come out in droves to play, springtime presents the perfect opportunity to shield your budding plants with rubber mulch, and to keep them nourished before pests get to them first.


No extreme weather conditions

In springtime, there is no heavy wind to uproot delicate plants and disrupt raking. It’s also not too hot that you will sweat buckets before accomplishing anything outdoors. You won’t freeze to death, or get swarmed by armies of ants and other insects either. The mild weather that comes with springtime means you can grow more plants, plan your landscaping better, spend more time outdoors, and lay your rubber mulch in the ideal thickness to protect from pests, beautify your surroundings, and keep your gardening and yard activities hassle-free.


Best time for kids to come out and play


Now that the weather is warm enough for kids to enjoy, it’s time to protect their playtime with rubber mulch. Not only will you brighten up the play area with the color of your choice - you will also introduce unmatched shock absorbency and minimize the incidence of injuries. Springtime is the best time for playground rubber mulch installation because kids can continue to enjoy worry-free playtime into the summer and fall.








Alan Weiman
Alan Weiman

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