I have had several inquiries on the rubber mulch that we put in our flowerbeds last spring. Here we are a year later. We are very pleased with the outcome. It did not fade. It does not wash away in the rain.
not that we’ve had much rain! Insects are not drawn to it. (Ants seem to like our regular mulch) We did buy a few more bags last week to add in as it does settle a bit. Overall we give it an “A-“.
Here is a portion of last year’s post for those interested:
The past weekend involved a work in the front yard day. March 31. Our temp reached 92 degrees. Regardless, we made the trip to Home Depot (twice), loaded up with mulch, and started the job. The past couple of years we have debated on trying the rubber mulch. The company claims that the color lasts 12 years. That it will save you work and money not having to re-mulch year after year. No, I don’t believe them. Scotts has a one year color guarantee on their regular mulch and the reality has been about two months, maybe three for our sun in Oklahoma. After visiting with my sister though, (no pressure, Renae!) we decided to go with the rubber mulch this year. The cost is quite a bit more. But if VIGORO’s word is true, we’ll be in good shape. Plus, this time I am keeping the receipt and a bag. I will “call” them on it if there is a problem AND let you know, too!
Besides loading up the mulch, I think the toughest job was watching my hubby dig out the old. It was really hot just standing out there. 😉 Then bagging up what I didn’t reuse to fill the bottom of some flower pots, that was a chore, too. As I write this, it sounds so easy! It took us several hours and we have aches and pains today, so there IS some work involved.
The after really is pretty. And it looks like regular mulch. But it smells like a tire store! (but just at first) We still have the backyard to go. I am doing regular mulch on it and we’ll have a good comparison for the future.
Oh…and as for our backyard this year and the regular mulch? We’ll be replacing it all. Again.
Have a great day, friends. Take care of yourself ♥