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Old 03-04-2014, 08:29 PM
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Rubber Mulch

What is yalls opinion on rubber mulch? I have a customer wanting to have it installed in the kids play area and around 2 picnic tables.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:32 PM
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If it gets in the grass it is deadly when lawn mower blades pick it up.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:45 PM
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Im curious to see how the color holds up and if it mildews.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:48 PM
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What is yalls opinion on rubber mulch? I have a customer wanting to have it installed in the kids play area and around 2 picnic tables.
I haven't see this type of mulch one thing is for sure it won't decompose
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:50 PM
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I service 1 property that has had it for a couple years. Seems to hold up ok but didn't seem to slow weeds down at all. Maybe its just installed too thin but anywhere there was a hole in the fabric there were constant weeds. It does make it tougher to get weeds out as my puller can't plunge straight through it
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:42 AM
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We installed 6 pallets of the stuff last year around a playground in a customer's backyard and it went okay. Bags are heavier, but you don't get dirty which is nice. The color will probably fad a bit over time, but simply turning it over will do just fine.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:29 AM
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My plan was to prep the ground and cover with 2 layers of landscape fabric. They requested railroad ties or 6x6 stacked 2 high around the perimeter. They want a 20x30 perimeter so the kids would have room to run around. Im bidding it to be 4 inches thick so it can be turned over when needed to show new color.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:37 AM
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You should be ok. The place I service is real thin 1/2" or so. If you move any of the mulch you can see the fabric. At 4" you should get decent weed blocking.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:47 AM
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I plan to post pics once complete. There is a slight slope so there will be some digging out to make it level but nothing the bobcat cant handle. From what I can tell the back side will end up being stacked 3 or 4 high to make it level. The other option is to stack the front side higher and backfill before putting fabric down to make it level. Not sure which one will look better yet.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:02 PM
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If I go with the second option I was going to do a decorative staircase up to the playground area. It wont be more than a few steps but will give a nice and professional look to it.
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