View Full Version : Rubber Mulch

10-25-2006, 09:36 PM
What is your opinion and thoughts on rubber mulch?

10-26-2006, 03:15 PM
I thought this was an interesting read on the topic of rubber mulch.

http://www.puyallup.wsu.edu/~Linda%....lch.pdf (http://www.puyallup.wsu.edu/~Linda%20Chalker-Scott/Horticultural%20Myths_files/Myths/Rubber%20mulch.pdf)

Let me know what you think of it.

It does bring up good points.

10-27-2006, 06:35 PM
I was curious what everybody. I have never been a fan of it, but I do know that a local guy goes around here pushing it big tiem.

11-10-2006, 01:01 PM
Here is a company that offers rubber mulch. Interesting background on the company too.


11-21-2006, 12:24 AM
I actually installed rubber mulch this year for a customer. I bought like 40 bags of black mulch. It looks great, but a pain to get leaves out of in the fall. I will see what it looks like in the spring, but I bet it looks the same jet black as it does now. I charged them alot more for the rubber, almost triple if I remember correctly...so the only had me do the front of their house with rubber and the rest with wood.

01-15-2007, 05:54 PM
Several local material suppliers have started producing the Rubber Mulch on site here and selling it by the cubic yard. It definately retains it color over the winter months but as Billz posted, it is miserable to clean out the debris from leaves, perennials, and everything else that gets in it.
Set the blower to super low...LOL... *http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Over $200 per yard in case you wondered?

01-15-2007, 09:20 PM
How do they make it onsite? Do they shred tires or something like that?

01-15-2007, 09:47 PM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Jan. 15 2007,10:20)]How do they make it onsite? Do they shred tires or something like that?
Actually the rubber has already been treated in some manner and arrives in square blocks. At this point it is fairly clean but still contains a small amount of the metal from the steel belts in tires I assume. These rubber blocks are then loaded into a shredder that also magnetically removes the remaining metal and discharges it to a collection area. I was impressed with the high quality mulch it produces. The finished product is very consistent in texture and extremely clean.
This machine sounds big and complex but is actually quite small, about the size of a pickup truck.