Ideas/Opinions on Rubber Mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by KCLawnCareService, May 21, 2012.

  1. Classic Lighting

    Classic Lighting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 493

    I install one job several years ago. If it rained hard, the rubber mulch would float into the driveway/ turf. Can't rake shrub clippings. Smells like tires for several months especially in the summer heat.
    Only pro is that it kept color for a year.
  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    I like Bois D' Arc mulch or a native cedar.

    Rubber Mulch should not float out or wash out worse than wood mulch but I would not recommend it personally except on a large commercial site out somewhere in an open flat area.
  3. lazor-cut

    lazor-cut LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wixom
    Posts: 315

    Haha As much as i HATE it. I got a call Friday from a customer who wanted 190 tons of this rubber mulch put around his $75,000 dollars worth of playground.... we did that yesterday. Thankfully he had wooden retaining walls around the whole thing.

    This is the only place i feel it okay to put it down...

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