The Benefits of Using the Best Rubber Mulch

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by Louis Bruno · All Zones · Gardenality Ideas & Vision · 1 Comments · March 24, 2013 · 2,298 views


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Rubber mulch is used in gardens, playgrounds and landscapes. The recyclable rubber is composed of worn, mashed up tires of all types. This mulch has several more benefits than plant mulch. Rubber is more beneficial at insulating soil along with reducing weed and fungal growth. It is more elastic and springy, which makes it less dangerous to use in playgrounds. The best rubber mulch disintegrates less and lasts longer than wood mulch. Most of all, the use of this mulch contributes to recycling and sustainable landscaping.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has permitted the use of rubber mulch in playgrounds. This pile of materials creates a good fall zone for running and jumping children. Adults are not there to protect children from hurting themselves, but they can use protective materials around the playground. Rubber parts are soft, cushiony materials that break hard falls. The parts are lightweight, non-toxic and easy to carry. The pile deters the growth of weeds and the attraction of bugs and animals. During the summer, rubber feels cool underneath children’s feet. Kids will like the cool, soft texture.

In addition to playgrounds, rubber is used in stadiums and outdoor areas where athletes exercise. Rubber changes shape without tearing or breaking apart easily. Athletes do not have to practice on hard surfaces that create injuries. The tire parts reduce the stress on their bodies. Also, rubber does not attract dust, so horses and riders stay free of allergies and asthma. The horse feels comfortable and performs well.

Unlike plant or organic mulch, rubber mulch does not rot, dissolve, disintegrate or harbor mold. This type of mulch is used anywhere that a soft and durable pile of materials is needed. This mulch is mixed with asphalt to create roads. This new road material is longer last, skid resistant and resistant to cracks. The rubber is gentle and shock absorbent. Using it is an ideal way to recycle used tires and reduce the additions to landfills.


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Maple Tree · Gardenality Genius · Zone 10A · 30° to 35° F
It is true that The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has permitted the use of rubber mulch in playgrounds. As an avid gardener I, a few years ago, inquired as to any possible harmful affects of rubber mulch in my gardens. There is much research to be found and should be used with concern before adding rubber products to your gardens. The USDA Agricultual Research Service, after 20 years of research concludes that ground or chipped tire material should never be used in gardens or landscaping. Some research advises against using rubber in any composting, or in any potting medium, and casual dispersal of rubber on agricultual or garden soils. There are many pros and cons on the usefullness of rubber mulching products, but it is important that each individual uses concern in deciding whether or not these products are harmful or beneficial to the health of their plants before using them.

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