Safety — a small investment for a rich future!

Why do I only need 2 inches of rubber mulch nuggets for my landscaping, but for my playground, I need between 3 and 6 inches of mulch? The answer is quite simple, fall height protection, or as we call it, good old-fashioned safety on the playground!

By |2023-05-31T09:10:36-05:00August 16th, 2021|Blog|

Recycling in a Pandemic World

The past twelve months have been a difficult, and in many cases a tragic time to live in a world involved in a pandemic.  Many of us worked from home, offices closed and commutes to work changed from car to office to bedroom to the home office.  People hoarded products like toilet paper, disinfecting spray and sanitizers of all different types, causing major issues to produce enough for those that opted not to over stock their homes with months’ worth of supplies.

By |2023-05-31T09:10:37-05:00April 15th, 2021|Blog|

Lowe’s Hero Project

During the past few months there have been countless heroes that have walked among us and we would like to take a moment to recognize Ryan Kelly, a Lowe’s store manager from Bentonville, Arkansas.  He reached out to IMC Outdoor Living recently to ask if we could donate our NuScape rubber nugget mulch for the [...]

By |2023-05-31T09:10:37-05:00October 14th, 2020|Blog|

Wood versus Rubber – which comes out on top?

We know that rubber mulch is much safer than wood mulch on the playground but who comes out on top when the two are used in a landscaping application? This depends on the types of benefits you are looking for. Rubber mulch provides excellent drainage for the soil and supplies great insulation against harsh weather. [...]

By |2023-05-31T09:10:37-05:00September 30th, 2020|Blog|

Top 10 reasons to make the switch to rubber mulch!

1. Looks like wood, but the color is guaranteed to last 12 years longer than premium colored wood mulch! 2. Since rubber mulch does not absorb water like wood mulch you can use 30% less water when you switch to rubber mulch. 3. No more annual mulching – work less, play more! 4. Rated as [...]

By |2023-05-31T09:10:38-05:00June 15th, 2020|Blog|

Recycling Fun Facts from IMC Outdoor Living!

More than 1,000,000,000 pounds of rubber has been transformed by IMC Outdoor Living into a full suite of products for playground and landscaping uses. 62,500,000 tires have been recycled - This translates into 50,000,000 cubic feet of rubber mulch! - Enough to fill 454,546 mid-size cars - Enough to fill 52,083 school buses That is [...]

By |2023-05-31T09:10:38-05:00June 1st, 2020|Blog|

Spring rains – the importance of using a splash block!

Installing splash blocks to your property is more important than most people realize to maintain its structural integrity. If you need a breakdown of why you should definitely not forgo installing them, here are the main reasons why splash blocks are essential for your home. They carry the water away from the foundations of your [...]

By |2023-05-31T09:10:38-05:00May 6th, 2020|Blog|

Earth Day – the 50th anniversary!

Sustainability and stewardship, how we at IMC Outdoor Living, a division of Liberty Tire Recycling view our world. Sustainability is a requirement of our generation to manage resources so the quality of life we enjoy today can be shared with future generations to come. We see the concept and practice of stewardship as the responsible [...]

By |2023-05-31T09:10:39-05:00April 22nd, 2020|Blog|

Safety first!

In a recent study by The American Academy of Pediatrics titled “Playground injuries are on the rise; more children treated for traumatic brain injuries despite industry improvements” they state: “The number of children treated in emergency rooms for traumatic brain injuries sustained at a playground increased significantly between 2005 and 2013.  On average, more than [...]

By |2023-05-31T09:10:43-05:00June 27th, 2018|Blog|

Rubber mulch – the safest playground surface

Did you know that rubber mulch is the safest playground surface with a fall height rating of 16+ feet?  For those that use wood mulch the fall height rating is a mere 7 feet which could lead to more injuries for little ones on the playground. In a recent study by The American Academy of [...]

By |2023-05-31T09:10:43-05:00April 30th, 2018|Blog|