Pros-Cons with shredded rubber mulch?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Odie, Feb 16, 2001.

  1. Odie

    Odie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Does anyone have any experience with using shredded rubber mulch in landscape beds? Besides that it doesn't breakdown, or doesn't fade, what are the Pros,Cons in using? Have access to distributer in my area, and am seriously considering using the product in new and established beds.

    Thanks,to all.
  2. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    i have heard from guys that sometimes there is still little pieces of metal from the tire that doesn't get removed by the magnet while the process it..
  3. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

    Suggestion on this forum, Odie: use the search function above[/i]. This is a thread from a few months ago: .

    You will find a lot more info if you search. These guys who spent time giving answers in the past are not going to type all that again. After exhausting search info, you can ask for any details not covered in previous discussions.
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    use it for playgrounds maybe. Not good for landscaping beds. Would look like a used tire lot.
  5. Odie

    Odie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11


    I did the search prior to starting this thread, that thread discussed using it in a playground application. I just thought that with all the members on someone might have some experience in using it in a landscape application?

    Thanks for the reply though.
  6. CCLC

    CCLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    We have it available in the Detroit area but I am too afraid to use it. If any of the steel belts mistakenly got shredded and left in the mulch it would pose a liability hazzard. My personal opinion the mulch would be too hot it sun areas to support plant life. I think that it would fry any plant life. In areas with no plants that would be good keeping weeds to a minimum.

    Just my 2 bits worth.

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