Landscape Rubber Mulch
Cost Effective & Eco-Friendly • Promotes Plant Health
Use Rubber Mulch for a Better & Healthier Landscape
GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch is an innovative & eco-friendly ground cover material
Landscape Rubber Mulch is perfect for:
Rubber mulch is the smart choice for all landscape mulch and ground cover applications. Rubber mulch not only looks better 365 days a year, year after year, it’s more durable, cost-effective, maintenance free, and eco-friendly than wood mulch, stone, and other landscape ground cover materials.
Unlike wood mulch, rubber mulch used in landscaping doesn’t attract termites, carpenter ants or other harmful wood destroying insects so it’s the ideal mulch for use around buildings, foundations, and wood structures. As a result, rubber mulch helps reduce the need for harsh insect control chemicals in and around the landscape.
Landscaping rubber mulch supports plant health by allowing water and nutrients to pass directly into the soil versus being absorbed and trapped, like in wood mulch. Additionally, it forms an insulating layer over the soil surface which helps protect the soil from hot summer and cold winter temperatures. Rubber mulch also helps prevent weeds, further reducing the need for harsh weed control chemicals in and around the landscape.
Rubber Mulch can help construction projects earn LEED credits. Smart solutions like rubber mulch not only save time and money, they are smart for the environment. As a green landscaping material, GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch helps to saves trees and earns Green Building (LEED) Credits.
Encourages Plant Growth
Landscape Rubber Mulch Benefits
Long-lasting, cost effective landscape ground cover
- Saves time and money by eliminating annual mulching
Up to 73% savings versus wood mulch in landscape applications
Requires up to 50% less material than engineered wood fiber (EWF) or wood mulch
Earn construction project LEED credits
- Inhibits growth of mold and fungi, reducing allergy risk
Does not float, absorb water, erode or blow away with heavy wind or rain
Landscape Rubber Mulch Features
- 12 year Color-Lock guarantee
- Helps prevent weeds
- Does not attract termites, carpenter ants or other harmful wood destroying insects
- Resists rodent infestation
- Will not rot unlike engineered wood fiber (EWF) or wood mulch
- 100% Recycled Rubber
- 99.9% Wire Free
Landscape Rubber Mulch Cost Benefits
Products like wood mulch and engineered wood fiber (EWF) break down and decompose. As a result, the cost and maintenance of your landscape ground cover using wood mulch or engineered wood fiber (EWF) significantly increases over time.
73% COST SAVINGS
Rubber Mulch vs Wood Mulch/Engineered Wood Fiber
Over 12 Year Period
Rubber Mulch Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch helps prevent weeds. Weeds can’t germinate and grow in rubber mulch like they can in wood mulch. For maximum weed protection, we recommend installing a geotextile or weed block fabric under GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch or any groundcover material for that matter.
Yes, unlike wood mulch that recommends avoiding use near foundations and wood structures, GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch can be used directly against a home or building foundation and wood structures. That’s because GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch does not attract or harbor termites, carpenter ants and other harmful wood destroying insects like wood mulch can.
Yes, GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch is safe for use around flowers, shrubs, trees and other plant materials. GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch is a non-toxic, environmentally friendly product and won’t harm plants. Additionally, GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch allows water and other nutrient to pass directly into the soil. Ordinary wood mulch can rob, steal and hold needed moisture and nutrients from the soil and plants.
No, GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch comes with a 12 year color-lock guarantee. GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch looks great 365 days a year, year after year, and it’s more durable, cost-effective, maintenance free and eco-friendly than wood mulch, stone and other common landscape groundcover materials.
New or Existing Landscapes:
- Landscape areas should be graded for proper drainage and comprised of a soil conducive for growing and maintaining healthy plant material.
- Landscape surface areas must be cleared of all grass, wood chips, rocks, stumps, gravel, or any other type of debris.
Installation of a commercial grade geotextile landscape fabric is recommended under GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch. Landscape fabric should be properly secure and all seams should overlap a minimum of three inches
GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch should be installed and maintained at a depth of 1.5” to 2” throughout the installed landscape areas.
Despite our fun and vibrant colors, GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch doesn’t taste very good. Nonetheless, we had GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch tested using the European toy test method EN 71-3 which determines if heavy and toxic metals will leach out of a product when exposed to stomach acid should a person or pet consume a piece. Nothing was determined to leach out of GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch when exposed to stomach acid.
Leaves and small branches can be blown off the surface with careful use of a leaf blower. The coating does not stain or absorb odors from urine. GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch’s color can be freshened with the use of a mild detergent and a power washer on a low setting.
Minimal maintenance is required for GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch. GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch resists degrading, floating and blowing away. All colors come with our 12 year Color Lock Guarantee. Raking, leveling and compacting are occasionally required to maintain the desired depth of 4″, 5″ or 6″.
Installation is simple. GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch is conveniently available in a pallet with 98 individual 0.8 cu. ft. poly bags, 76.9 cu. ft. Bulk Bags or 38.5 cu. ft. Bulk Bags. Once your ground is prepared, simply slit either bag size open and GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch pours out. As it pours out, simply rake it in place and compact it. Care should be taken to not disturb the substrate material and/or landscape fabric if used.
How Much Rubber Mulch Do You Need?
Rubber Mulch Coverage Calculator for Your Landscape Project
Select Your Planned Usage
Select your Installed Depth
Enter Your Dimensions
We’ve put together an easy to use rubber mulch coverage calculator so you can easily figure out how much rubber mulch you’ll need to cover your project. Simply input your dimensions and we’ll tell you how much you need!
4 Steps to a Safe & Beautiful Landscape using Rubber Mulch
GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch Takes the LEED on Sustainable Landscaping
Earn LEED Credits for your construction project landscaping
GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch can help construction projects earn LEED credits. Smart solutions like, GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch save not only save time and money, but are great for the environment. As a green landscaping material, GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch helps save trees and earns Green Building (LEED) Credits.
LEED certification means healthier, more productive places, reduced stress on the environment by encouraging energy and resource-efficient buildings, savings from increased building value, higher lease rates and decreased utility costs.
So whether you’re building new construction or remodeling, take the LEED with GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch in your next landscape project.
Material & Resource Credit - 4.1, 4.2 Recycled Content
Manufactured from recycled tire rubber, for a total of 98.5% recycled content.
Material & Resource Credit - 5.1, 5.2 Regional Materials
Manufactured at five strategically located manufacturing facilities with a significant portion of the population being located within a 500 mile radius of a facility.
Site Stewardshp Credit - 6.1, 6.2 Storm Water Design
Permeable and allows rain water to drain diretly into the soil below, reducing storm water runoff.
Water Efficiency Credit - 1.1 Water Efficient Landscaping
Does not absorb water, allowing water to penetrate directly to the root system and reducing the amoung of irrigation needed.
GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch products are available at major lawn & garden retailers, mass merchandisers, and garden centers
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