Rubber Mulch

by Debra Lambert
(Cocoa Beach, FL, USA)

Replace your cypress or pine mulch with rubber mulch made from recycled tires. This mulch comes in a multitude of colors and it does not float. Before I started using it, I was replacing bags of mulch seasonally.

Since I began using the dark red rubber mulch that looks even better than the red cyress mulch, I usually only have to buy one ot two bags per year to beef up my bed.

It even keeps moisture around the plants during dry periods and prevents termites and to some degree, blocks weeds.

I strongly recommend it!

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Jul 05, 2008
Agree, but costly
by: Anonymous

I so do agree that the rubber mulch is fantastic. There are several advantages to using the rubber mulch. However, it does cost a lot more upfront. When we calculated replacing the "regular" mulch in our garden with rubber mulch, we weren't going to benefit monetarily from it for about 5-7 years depending on how often we replaced the mulch in our garden. I'm not saying not to do it, but in our case we plan on moving within two years and the investment was not worth it. On our next house, we will investment in the rubber mulch upfront since we plan on being in that house for a long time.

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