About Rubber Mulch

GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch is an innovative and eco-friendly alternative to traditional wood mulch for landscaping and playgrounds. Compared to wood mulch, rubber mulch is safer, more cost-effective, durable, environmentally-friendly and lower-maintenance. Plus, rubber mulch is clean – minimizing airborne dust and particles. Available in five fade-resistant colors, GroundSmart™ Mulch is a superior solution for your next playground and landscaping project.

Rubber Mulch is Smarter

Because you do not have to re-apply rubber mulch every year, you can save up to 65% over 5 years compared to traditional wood mulch. You save not only the costs of buying new mulch, but also on the labor (and hassle) of re-applying it on a yearly basis.  Your wallet and your back will thank you.

Rubber Mulch is Stronger

Unlike wood mulch, rubber mulch doesn’t splinter, is resistant to decomposition, compression, wind and water erosion, bug and rodent infestation, and fading caused by sunlight. Rubber mulch lasts up to 10 times longer and retains its color and vibrancy while not staining clothes or skin – even in the rain. The GroundSmart™ Color-Lock Warranty guarantees that your rubber mulch will maintain its color for at least 12 years.

Rubber Mulch is Safer

A softer surface than traditional wood mulch, impact studies on rubber mulch have shown a significant reduction in contusion and head-related injuries, with an IPEMA ASTM F1292-09 Certification for fall heights up to 16 feet. Extensive testing by the EPA and certification by the IPEMA supports rubber mulch as environmentally-friendly and safe for your kids and pets. GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch has been determined to be wheelchair accessible per ASTM F1951-99 and the Rubber Manufacturers Association has determined tire chips are non-flammable in accordance with the Federal Hazardous Substance Act (16 CFR 1500.44).  

Landscaping Rubber Mulch

How to use: Spread 1.5 inches deep throughout landscape areas . For maximum weed protection, install a weed block landscape fabric underneath mulch.

Playground Safety Surface Rubber Mulch

How to use: Spread 6 inches deep. Check depth annually to ensure proper mulch depth of 6 inches is maintained. Add additional mulch if necessary.

Where to Use: Throughout landscape areas or anywhere traditional wood mulch, decorative rock or other ground covering materials are used. May be installed next to tree trunks, house foundations or other wood structures, unlike wood mulch.

Where to Use: Throughout entire play area. Ensure a minimum 6 foot safety zone around all play structures.

Where Not to Use: Before flower and vegetable seeds have germinated and around underdeveloped plants until they have had time to mature.

Where Not to Use: On Playground equipment. Use as playground safety surface only.

Why to Use:

  • Does not attract termites and other insects, like wood mulch
  • Saves time and money by eliminating annual mulching
  • Prevents weeds
  • 12 year color-lock guarantee
  • Up to 2X coverage per cu ft vs wood mulch
  • Supports plant health by allowing water and nutrients to pass directly into soil
  • Does not float or blow away
  • Will not rot
  • No mold, fungus or mildew
  • Wheel chair accessible per ASTM F1951-99
Why to Use:

  • IPEMA certified to provide up to 16’ of fall height protection per ASTM F1292-09 at a 6” compacted depth
  • Saves time and money by eliminating annual mulching
  • Prevents weeds
  • 12 year color-lock guarantee
  • Up to 2X coverage per cu ft vs wood mulch
  • Resists rodent infestation
  • Does not float or blow away
  • Will not rot
  • No mold, fungus or mildew
  • Wheel chair accessible per ASTM F1951-99
 
When to Use: Anytime.
When to Use: Anytime.
 
Notice: This is not the product label. Always read and follow the product label instructions before use.

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