Landscape Rubber Mulch

Landscape Rubber Mulch

Painted Black
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Please Note : Wood mulch and rubber mulch require different amounts of cubic footage. Typically, you need twice as much wood mulch as rubber mulch.
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  • 12 year color guarantee!
  • Color doesn’t rub-off or bleed on to clothing
  • Reduces bug and rodent infestation and does not attract ants

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Description: Landscape rubber mulch is ideal for sustainable landscapes.  It does not decompose, compact, or require annual top-up during its lifetime.  

Benefits:  Reduces bug and rodent infestation and does not attract ants, non-staining and does not promote growth of mold.

Size: Size of nuggets is a mixture of 1/2"-5/8" rubber granules and chunks

Color: Landscape Rubber mulch comes in 6 vibrant color choices. Cocoa Brown, Terra Cotta Red, Green, Blue, Painted Black and Unpainted Black. Color doesn’t rub-off or bleed on to clothing.

Warranty:  Our Powerlock-ColorGuard formula keeps our rubber mulch looking new year after year. All landscape rubber mulch comes with a 12-year color warranty. 

Maintenance:  Our landscape rubber mulch requires no maintenance. It does not retain moisture, slippiness or dirt keeping it always dry even after the heaviest rain. It wont freeze, decompose or compress. It will not blow away or wash away in storms. 

Material: Made from 100% recycled rubber

Delivery: Delivery curbside on a pallet with "easy to handle" 40-pound bags

Made in the USA



  • Size of nuggets is a mixture of 1/2"-5/8" rubber granules and chunks
  • Made from 100% recycled rubber
  • Made in the USA




Why is black a good color choice for a rubber mulch playground?

There are a few reasons why black is often chosen as the color for rubber mulch playgrounds. 

  • One reason is that black absorbs heat well, so it can help keep the playground area cooler in warm weather.
  • Another reason is that black rubber mulch is less likely to show dirt and other stains than lighter colors.
  • And finally, black rubber mulch can provide a nice contrast to brightly colored playground equipment.

Is Rubber Mulch Safe?

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. Testing Company, and the State of Illinois, among numerous state and federal agencies, independent laboratories and licensed testing companies have conducted various tests designed to measure the shock-absorption of various surface materials as they relate to falling objects. Tire rubber chips have been shown to consistently absorb more shock impact than any other standard surface material. This is particularly important because more than 200,000 playground injuries end up in the emergency room every year. That is more than 500 visits per day. The majority of those injuries are attributed to falls. Therefore you can't afford to have anything less than the world's safest playground surface: Playsafer.

What colors are available? 

Painted Black, Unpainted Black, Dyed Black, Royal Blue, Forest Green, Cocoa Brown, Terra Cotta Red. Our Rubber Mulch will not fade in most environments for up to 12 years or more. We guarantee it.

What are the benefits of rubber mulch in playgrounds?

It is also important to know that Playsafer does not present any trip hazards like those found with wood mulch, rocks, or gravel.  This provides an elasticity advantage for rubber mulch over other playground surfaces.  In addition to promoting almost instantaneous drainage, Playsafer™ Rubber Mulch retains small amounts of moisture, which is just enough to prevent the accumulation of dust and slipperiness.

Where does the rubber mulch come from?

Rubber Mulch is made of 100% recycled tires.

Does rubber mulch smell?

Once opened, Rubber Mulch has an odor initially. However, within 48 hours, the smell will dissipate.


  • Exceeds CPSC guidelines
  • IPEMA certified
  • Meets ASTM F-1951, ASTM F-1292, ASTM F3012

How does black rubber mulch improve the aesthetics of your landscape?

black rubber mulch is often used to improve the aesthetics of a landscape because it provides a natural-looking ground cover that enhances the overall appearance of the area. Here are a few ways black rubber mulch can improve the aesthetics of your landscape:

Black rubber mulch can improve the aesthetics of your landscape in a few ways:

  1. Color contrast: Black rubber mulch provides a dark, uniform color that creates a strong contrast against the surrounding greenery, flowers, and other landscape features. This contrast can help make your plants and flowers pop and create a more visually appealing landscape.
  2. Neat appearance: Rubber mulch is typically uniform in size and shape, and it doesn't break down or decompose like organic mulches. This means that it will maintain its neat appearance for longer periods, without the need for regular replenishment.
  3. Low-maintenance: Because black rubber mulch doesn't break down or decompose, it doesn't need to be replaced as frequently as organic mulches. This can save time and money in the long run, as well as help to maintain the appearance of your landscape.
  4. Weed suppression: Black rubber mulch can also help suppress weed growth, which can detract from the overall appearance of your landscape. By providing a barrier between the soil and the air, rubber mulch can prevent weed seeds from germinating and growing.

What is the advantage of painted black rubber mulch over unpainted black rubber mulch?

Painted black rubber mulch may be more resistant to fading over time. The paint or dye on the surface of the mulch can provide an extra layer of protection against sunlight and weather, which could help maintain the color and appearance of the mulch for a longer period of time.


Is black rubber mulch long-lasting?

Yes, black rubber mulch is generally long-lasting compared to traditional organic mulches such as wood chips or bark. Rubber mulch is made from recycled tires and does not decompose like organic mulches. This means it does not have to be replaced as often and can provide a durable, low-maintenance ground cover for years to come.

However, the exact lifespan of black rubber mulch will depend on various factors such as exposure to UV light, weather conditions, and how it is used. In general, rubber mulch is expected to last for many years and can provide a cost-effective solution for landscaping and playgrounds, as it does not have to be replenished as frequently as organic mulches.

It's important to note that while rubber mulch is long-lasting, it may eventually fade or lose its color over time, especially if exposed to UV light.

How do I calculate how much black landscape rubber mulch is required?

Steps to calculate black landscaping rubber mulch needs:

Choose the mulch area. Measure the length and width in feet and multiply them to get the square footage. The square footage of a 10x20-foot area is 200.

Choose your mulch depth. Landscape mulch should be 2–3 inches deep, but you can customize it. For 2 inches of mulch, divide the total depth by 12 to get 0.17 feet.

Mulch volume is area x depth. For instance, multiply 200 square feet by 0.17 feet to get 34 cubic feet.

Calculate mulch from volume. Landscape rubber mulch is usually sold by the cubic yard, so divide the entire volume by 27 (the number of cubic feet in a cubic yard) to get the number of cubic yards needed. If you need 1.26 cubic yards of mulch, divide 34 by 27.

To accommodate for uneven places and sinking, buy slightly more mulch than you calculated. It's preferable to have more than run out halfway through the endeavor.

These instructions will help you calculate how much black landscaping rubber mulch you need.


To what extent does the use of rubber mulch threaten the health of the plants and the environment?

Rubber mulch is a sustainable and environmentally friendly material that may be utilized in landscaping projects.

Since the item is devoid of chemicals and does not contribute to pollution, it is perfectly acceptable for usage in and around plant life.

Do pests like flies or rats avoid rubber mulch?

Rubber mulch is a good option for use in landscaping because it does not attract pests like insects or rats and does not provide a food source for them.


How well does the rubber mulch withstand the passage of time without showing signs of wear and tear?

Rubber mulch can retain its outstanding looks for many years to come with just mild fading in appearance if it is properly managed.

This means that it will be cost-effective for you to landscape, and it will require a minimal amount of maintenance.