Reusing Recycled Tires

Rubber Mulch can be an excellent choice for all gardeners seeking a low maintenance alternative to organic mulches, decorative stones, wood mulches, rocks, and ground covers. Mulch is commonly used in gardens to help reduce weeds. There are many types of garden mulch, some of the most common mulches used in gardens are made from chipped wood and bark. Wood mulch looks attractive and is environmentally friendly form of mulch, however it will decompose and can blow away on blustery days. Now rubber mulch provides several advantages over plant material based mulches. For landscaping and gardening purposes, both nuggets and buffings insulate soil from heat allowing a 2 or 3 degrees F higher soil temperature difference over wood mulches. Rubber mulch is beneficial for soil moisture because rubber is non-porous and does not absorb water on its way through to the soil. It also reduces fungus growth and plant growth, and becomes a weed barrier as weed seeds dehydrate in the mulch before reaching the soil.
Another advantage over wood mulch is its elasticity, which gives it a springy quality when used in a fairly thick layer. This makes it a natural choice for playgrounds, where the extra springiness provides additional safety for children when they fall off of playground equipment. Rubber mulch is also becoming a product of choice used in horse arenas for footing material when mixed with sand. Rubber mulch is seen as an effective and safe alternative to wood mulch, reducing the regional and global carbon footprint by reusing materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. Its durability can be up to twelve times greater than wood mulch.

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