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Why You Should Winterize With Rubber Mulch

Why You Should Winterize With Rubber Mulch

November 11, 2019

Rubber mulch does not stop being useful when the warm weather ceases. In fact, its benefits are even more obvious when the colder seasons arrive! Some of its cold-season pros include safety, cost, effortlessness, and even aesthetics.

With that in mind, it only makes sense to include rubber mulch in the itinerary when you’re out to winterize your garden or yard. Below are some advantages if you are still sitting on the fence about the usefulness of rubber mulch in chilly weather.

You won’t need seasonal replacement

Unlike traditional mulches that require replacing and installation with every change of season, rubber mulch will simply stay put. Even in severely cold or windy weather, a sufficient layer of rubber mulch will continue to do its job well into warmer days. When the snow thaws, that same layer of rubber will be there to protect your plants and garden without needing to be taken out, thoroughly cleaned or raked, or replaced. That means bigger savings in yard maintenance - for far longer.

You won’t slip or slide on your yard

Another great thing about the nature of rubber mulch is it's being waterproof. During winter and wet days, you won’t have to worry about slipping in your yard if it’s properly covered in rubber mulch. Rubber mulch also does not freeze, adding another protective layer and prevention from accidents. 

You won’t have to install weeds, molds, and fungi killers

Winter is a time when you can’t constantly check on what’s going on with your dormant plants. With rubber mulch, you won’t have to worry at all about them. Most organic mulches will encourage the presence of fungi, mold, and weeds once they get wet - which will, in turn, affect the plants underneath them. Rubber mulch will not absorb moisture even on the wettest days and will continue to promote their healthy growth even under a blanket of snow. 

You won’t have to worry about garden pests 

Nothing about rubber is attractive to mice, ants, slugs, and a host of other garden pests. Therefore, you can rest assured that your rubber mulch will stay put and won’t be used as food (termites) or shelter (mice or birds). 

You will have some cheery hue among all the stark whites and greys

Some might find the winter season romantic with its blanket of white everywhere. Still, the presence of some bright color in your garden or yard can add some cheer during a cold spell. Rubber mulch comes in a variety of bright hues to choose from, and you can trust those colors to be as vibrant as the day you got them - for up to a decade!

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