Landscape Rubber Mulch2019-05-01T11:36:41-05:00

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:
  • Residential Landscapes

  • HOA/Neighborhood Landscapes

  • Commercial Landscapes

  • City/County/State Park Landscapes

  • B2B/Corporate Facility Playgrounds

  • Municipal Building Playgrounds

  • Hospitality Facility Landscapes

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.

Landscape rubber mulch is eco-friendly

Eco-Friendly

Landscape rubber mulch discourages pests and insects

Discourages Pests

Landscape rubber mulch encourages plant growth

Encourages Plant Growth

Landscape Rubber Mulch brings long-term cost savings

Cost Savings

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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
  • Non-toxic

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

Landscaping Rubber Mulch can help save you as much as 73% over 12 years compared to wood mulch

Rubber Mulch Frequently Asked Questions

Does rubber mulch help prevent weeds?2019-04-30T10:02:59-05:00

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.

Can rubber mulch be installed against foundations, buildings or wood structures?2019-04-30T10:04:12-05:00

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.

Is rubber mulch safe for use around plants?2019-04-30T10:04:37-05:00

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.

Will rubber mulch fade or discolor like wood mulch?2019-04-30T10:04:56-05:00

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.

How should the ground be prepared before I install rubber mulch in a landscape?2019-04-30T10:06:22-05:00

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.

What if my child or dog eats rubber mulch?2019-04-30T10:07:03-05:00

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.

How do I clean rubber mulch?2019-04-30T10:05:11-05:00

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.

How do I maintain rubber mulch?2019-04-30T10:05:20-05:00

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″.

How do I install rubber mulch?2019-04-30T10:06:04-05:00

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.

Landscaping Examples Using GroundSmart Rubber Mulch

Landscape Rubber Mulch best for growing flowers
Landscape Rubber Mulch makes your business landscaping look great
Landscape Rubber Mulch makes your yard look great and stays in place
Use Landscape Rubber Mulch to help nurture your garden plants

How Much Rubber Mulch Do You Need?

Rubber Mulch Coverage Calculator for Your Landscape Project

Calculator Directions

  • 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! 

Coverage Calculator

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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.

Using GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch for your landscaping earns your project LEED credits

LEED Credit

How GroundSmart

LEED Points

GroundSmart™ rubber mulch contributes to your LEED credits

Material & Resource Credit - 4.1, 4.2 Recycled Content

Manufactured from recycled tire rubber, for a total of 98.5% recycled content.

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GroundSmart™ rubber mulch contributes to your LEED credits

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.

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GroundSmart™ rubber mulch contributes to your LEED credits

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.

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GroundSmart™ rubber mulch contributes to your LEED credits

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.

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GroundSmart Rubber Mulch products are available at major lawn & garden retailers, mass merchandisers, and garden centers

Find Rubber Mulch Near You
Home Depot Vigiro Brand Rubber Mulch
GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch is available at Walmart
GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch is available at Sam's Club
GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch is available at Costco

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Find the perfect landscape rubber mulch color to match any project in any environment

Cedar Red

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Mocha Brown

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Espresso Black

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Green

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Find the perfect landscape rubber mulch color to match any project in any environment

Cedar Red Rubber Mulch
Cedar Red
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Mocha Brown Rubber Mulch
Mocha Brown
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Espresso Black Rubber Mulch
Espresso Black
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Green Rubber Mulch
Green
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Blue Rubber Mulch
Blue
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