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?? About Rubber mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by LAWNPRO2, Mar 16, 2005.


    LAWNPRO2 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 65

    Hi everyone
    I have ? How do they make rubber mulch ? and do any of you know were you can get it in PA. I have a lot of customers asking me for it ant if i sell it.
    Any info on this will help
    THANK'S :waving:
  2. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

    its shredded tires with alot of chemicals still in it.
  3. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    There are several different companies out there making rubber mulch. Just as any other mulch, it is sold according to varying grades. Be prepared to pay upwards of $ 250-300.00 per yard for it.
  4. crosson lawn

    crosson lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    go to www.stopmulching.com and there is a link for dealers listed by state.
    the retail is 139/yd i believe and i get it for wholesale (which is up to where u get yours) for 109/yd i charge 60/yd for install cause it covers 170sqft per yd instead of 100/1. hope this helps.
  5. crosson lawn

    crosson lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    also if you are putting this down where there is existing wood mulch i would remove the old first mainly cause it looks better and it helps eliminate bugs and ants in the beds. so that would be another charge initially but good for about 6-10 years.
  6. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    one of my customers put that crap in there beds about two yrs ago its sinking and dirt is showing on top of it. it scatters into the yard when it rains or the bed gets edged and doesnt help organically, I would never suggest it unless its for a playground or something.
  7. idugaholez

    idugaholez LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    If your looking for the rubber mulch, or any details on it, I am a distributor of Rubberific Mulch, and would be happy to answer any questions on it. You can email me at Idugahole@athenet.net.

  8. kerdog

    kerdog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    The Georgia Transportation Dept. did a study on the use of rubber mulch, along the hwy. system. They tracked everything from cost of goods, labor, effectiveness, etc. Regular mulch vs. rubber mulch. Pretty interesting.....
    Search 'rubber mulch Georgia Transportation study' on your search engine, should get a return. Bottom line, they cited it was too expensive. The rubber mulch didn't give much better results vs. the increased costs.

    Once this rubber mulch is installed.....how would one go back into a bed, and 'work it'. Tilling, or replanting, or what-ever? What about the rubber absorbing heat? I'm like Promo Lawn, great on a playground.
  9. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

    i have been told that it has alot of chemicals in it.
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I have read a lot of bad things about the mulch. I will look around for the articles

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