Landscape™ Rubber Mulch is the innovative way to beautify flowerbeds, shrubs or just about any outdoor area that would typically be covered with conventional wood mulch. Rubber mulch is not only attractive and virtually maintenance-free, it actually benefits the soil and plant roots by forming an insulating cover or the soil allowing water and nutrients in while preventing weed growth. Landscape™ Rubber Mulch does not breed termites and does not decompose. Landscape™ does not need to be replenished, and retains its earth tone beauty and consistency year-round.
Although both rubber and wood mulch come in a variety of colors to cater to different aesthetic requirements, rubber mulch retains its vibrancy much longer than wood
Wood mulch products often use dyed woods, old pallets that have been ground up, and other woods that were originally used in industrial applications. These woods chips can contain trace amounts of by products and toxins associated with various industries. Landcape™ Rubber Mulch is composed of repurposed passenger tires. Manufacturing Landscape™ involves thoroughly cleaning the tires before grinding them into tiny pellets and using various processes to remove any contaminates. Landscape™ Rubber Mulch has been thoroughly tested for lead content and soluble heavy metals.
Unlike traditional wood mulch, rubber does not attract termites and other insects because it is not comprised of the organic materials that insects gravitate to.
Because of its composition, Landscape™ Rubber Mulch protects soil from the hot rays of the sun in the summer, and from the frigid cold frost in the winter. Healthy rain and water will bypass the water-resistant rubber providing an excellent medium to allow water and fertilizer to pass through to the soil, while prohibiting the germination of weeds.
Properly installed, rubber mulch requires little maintenance compared to wood mulch and can last for 10-20 years. Wood mulch is generally replaced each year.
Wood mulch is far more flammable compared to rubber mulch.
Although rubber mulch has a higher up front cost, it is actually the lower cost option over the long term. Since rubber doesn’t deteriorate, it lasts much longer than wood mulch and eliminates the need for yearly mulching. The coverage rate for rubber mulch is 1.5 inches thick, while wood mulch is typically recommended to be installed to a minimum thickness of 3 inches.
We used to use wood mulch, but then we switched to Landscape™ Rubber Mulch. It never fades, and there’s no maintenance. We water with less frequency now, but best of all, it keeps the weeds down. If we ever have to make the choice again, we would definitely choose Landscape™ Rubber Mulch.
Actually, Landscape™ Rubber Mulch protects your soil, serving as an insulator both summer and winter. Unlike conventional wood mulch, Landscape™ Rubber Mulch will not steal your soil’s water and nutrients.
Although Landscape™ Rubber Mulch will reduce weed growth by preventing germination, we recommend that a landscape fabric be installed between the soil and the Landscape™ Rubber Mulch.
Landscape™ Rubber Mulch chips are made from 100% tire rubber. All tires are made of vulcanized rubber. The vulcanizing process makes the rubber literally indestructible.
Yes, in the short term, no, in the long term. The initial investment is more costly than conventional wood mulch, but Landscape™ Rubber Mulch need not be replaced annually. Landscape™ Rubber Mulch lasts year after year.
No! Maintenance is easy. Aside from fewer weeds, sticks and foreign objects can be removed with a leaf blower or by light raking.
New Landscape™ Rubber Mulch has a slight odor, much like a new shower curtain. The odor soon disappears.
Landscape™ Rubber Mulch is completely non-toxic. Even colored Landscape™ Rubber Mulch is colored with non-toxic paints. If accidentally swallowed, it simply passes through the digestive tract of humans and animals.