Rubber Mulch vs Rubber Playground Tiles: Pros and Cons

Rubber Mulch vs Rubber Playground Tiles: Pros and Cons

June 06, 2019

Parks and playgrounds are just some of the places where several factors need to be thoroughly inspected to ensure our children’s safety (and our peace of mind). Aside from meeting safety zones, doing away with all protrusion and head entrapment hazards, meeting age-appropriate equipment, and other requirements - there is the matter of having the proper protective surface installed.

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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.   

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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.

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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.

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older people taking a walk

Why Rubber Mulch Is Perfect For Elderly People

February 07, 2019

But what about the older folks? Don’t they deserve safety, too? Shouldn’t their special needs be considered when it comes to designing outdoor footpaths, trials, and other places of rest and recreation as well?

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dog running along a path

Is Rubber Mulch Safe For My Dogs?

January 23, 2019

Here at Rubbermulch.com we are constantly asked, "Is rubber mulch safe for dogs?" In short, "Yes," but lets talk about this in depth for a minute.

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beautiful house with well manicured landscape

Synthetic Turf, Drought, and the Modern Lawn

September 14, 2018

With the kind of widespread dry spell and shortage of rainwater we are experiencing, a lawn seems to be a frivolous thing to have right now. Watering with a garden house or having a sprinkler system is wasteful, extravagant, and potentially devastating, given the present situation.

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Now Your Kids Can Play Safer Outdoors

July 26, 2018

We want kids to be kids. Outdoor playtime helps them become healthy, active, and sociable beings. But accidents happen, even in places they are supposed to be safe and should be having fun while playing.

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modern playground with beautiful sky overhead

Why Rubber Mulch Is a Must in Today's Playground

June 19, 2018

Today, we’ve come a long way from potentially-maiming playground conditions to actually recognizing and meeting safety standards. Kids can still be kids without having their freedom to play cut short or taken away altogether. Parents and guardians everywhere can rest assured that the playgrounds won’t harm their little ones.

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Achieving a Summer Garden With Rubber Mulch

May 04, 2018

Spring has sprung, but it isn’t too early to summon the colors of summer using...rubber mulch? Many homeowners and gardening enthusiasts are used to traditional mulching materials like soil, leaves, and rocks. Rubber mulch, however, offers some unique benefits that are guaranteed to result in a sunnier garden.

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How to Winterize Your Garden

October 18, 2017

Your garden doesn’t have to stop being a garden during winter. Homes don’t cease being homes even after a winterizing treatment, after all. You can keep your garden intact and blooming in time for spring, but roll up those sleeves, because it involves work and determination.

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Hurricane Harvey Proves Rubber Mulch is Truly Weather Resistant

September 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has come and gone. In its destructive wake are millions of dollars worth of damages in affected areas - including uprooted trees, deroofed houses, submerged plantations, and even entire homes washed off from foundations. It is now considered the third most expensive tropical cyclone in US history. One thing that may not have been as badly affected is rubber mulch.

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