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GroundSmart Rubber Mulch – Smarter Products, Smarter Results

As part of North America’s largest tire recycling company, GroundSmart is the industry’s leading brand of rubber mulch, rubber infill and rubber topdressing products into the residential, commercial, sports, equestrian and military markets.

Through our nationwide network of processing plants and convenient shipping locations, GroundSmart is dedicated to providing the industry’s highest quality rubber mulch, rubber infill and rubber topdressing products. Whether you’re looking to create a safer playground, a smarter landscape or improve the performance of a sports surface, GroundSmart is the smart, sustainable, economical solution.

GroundSmart Rubber Mulch – Smarter Products, Smarter Results

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Rubber Mulch

GroundSmart Rubber Mulch is the smart choice for all mulch and groundcover applications. It looks better 365 days a year, year after year, and it is more durable, cost-effective, low-maintenance and eco-friendly than wood mulch, stone and other groundcover materials. As an eco-friendly building material, GroundSmart Rubber Mulch helps to saves trees and earns Green Building (LEED) Credits.

GroundSmart Rubber Mulch helps improve play area safety for children of all ages. GroundSmart Rubber Mulch is uniquely designed and manufactured to not only meet, but exceed today’s playground safety standards and guidelines, including American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1292-13, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F1951-99, and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F3012, cushioning a child’s fall and providing up to 2.5 times more fall height protection than grass, dirt, sand, pea gravel, wood mulch, engineered wood fiber (EWF), rubber tiles or poured in place surfaces.

Unlike wood mulch, it resists rodent infestations and doesn’t attract termites, carpenter ants or other harmful, wood destroying insects, reducing the need for harsh insect control chemicals, and making it the ideal mulch for use in projects and play areas around buildings, foundations and wood structures.

Innovative, Eco-Friendly Products

GroundSmart products, including Rubber Mulch, Rubber Infill, and Rubber Topdressing, help keep millions of scrap tires and billions of pounds of scrap tire rubber out of landfills every year. GroundSmart is dedicated to turning recycled tire rubber into new, innovative, eco-friendly, sustainable, products that improve the environment and people’s lives.

Rubber Mulch News and Tips

SUMMER PLAYGROUND SAFETY

School is out and playgrounds are full of children playing. Creating an environment of adventure and safe play is key to child development. Make sure your playground safety surface is IPEMA certified and ready for play.

When compared with other playground safety surfaces, GroundSmart Rubber Mulch cushions a child’s fall and provides up to 2.5 times more fall height protection than grass, dirt, sand, pea gravel, wood mulch (engineered wood fiber), rubber tiles or poured in place surfaces.

PLAYGROUND SAFETY TIPS

1. Ensure the playground has a good safety surface to help reduce injuries from falls.

2. Ensure the play equipment is not broken or damaged.

3. Ensure kids are playing in and on age appropriate equipment.

4. Make sure kids are dressed properly for safe play. Avoid loose clothing around the head and neck area.

5. Promote safe play. Do not allow kids to push and roughhouse while on equipment

6. Supervise kids while they play.

SUPERIOR FALL HEIGHT
PROTECTION

GroundSmart Rubber Mulch is IPEMA certified and recommended by the Consumer Products Safety Commission as a playground safety surface.

GroundSmart Rubber Mulch provides maximum fall height protection.

4” depth provides up to 10 ft.
5” depth provides up to 12ft.
6” depth provides up to 16ft.

Note: The material depths above are for compacted installation depths per the ASTM F1292-13 test method and IPEMA certification versus loose fill installation depths.

PLAYGROUND ACCESSIBILITY

GroundSmart Rubber Mulch meets the wheelchair accessibility requirements for playgrounds in the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Designs.

In order to meet the requirements, GroundSmart successfully passed the ASTM F1951-99 Standard Specification for Determination of Accessibility of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment. Surface materials that comply with the ASTM F1951-99 standard and are located in the use zone must also comply with ASTM F 1292.

SAVE TIME & MONEY

GroundSmart Rubber Mulch eliminated the need for annual in playgrounds and landscapes

In playgrounds, GroundSmart Rubber Mulch can save you up to 59% versus wood fiber over the life of your playground.

In landscapes, GroundSmart Rubber Mulch can save you up to 73% versus wood mulch over a twelve year period.

12 YEAR COLOR GUARANTEE

GroundSmart Rubber Mulch utilizes an advanced coating technology that bonds the coating to the rubber. As a result, GroundSmart Rubber Mulch will not stain or fade.

Not only does GroundSmart Rubber Mulch look great for years, it promotes cleaner play and landscape surfaces

SUPPORT LANDSCAPE PLANT HEALTH

GroundSmart Rubber Mulch supports plant health by allowing water and nutrients to pass directly into the soil versus getting absorbed and trapped, like in wood mulch.

PROTECT SOIL FROM SUMMER HEAT

GroundSmart Rubber Mulch forms an insulating layer over the soil surface to help protect the soil from hot summer temperatures.

PROTECT AGAINST HARMFUL INSECTS

Unlike wood mulch, GroundSmart Rubber Mulch doesn’t attract termites, carpenter ants or other harmful insects so it’s the ideal mulch for use around buildings, foundations and wood structures.

Additionally, GroundSmart Rubber Mulch helps reduce the need for harsh insect control chemicals in and around the landscape.

MAXIMIZE WEED PREVENTION

GroundSmart Rubber Mulch helps prevent weeds in both landscape and playground applications when properly installed.

To maximize weed prevention, install a weed block or geotextile fabric under GroundSmart Rubber Mulch.

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Rubber Mulch Retail Partners

GroundSmart Rubber Mulch products available at major lawn and garden retailers, mass merchandisers and garden centers, including:

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