Any tree care specialist will tell you that mulching is one of the best things you can do for your trees. Placing mulch around the base of a tree helps with water retention and weed control, allowing your tree to thrive for many years.
Homeowners are familiar with the variety of organic materials available, from pine needles to wood chips. But there are also several inorganic options as well, and one that has seen a rise in popularity is rubber mulch. Widely available online and in home improvement stores, rubber mulch is touted as a wonderful alternative to organic materials. But is it? Let’s take a look.
First, What Is Rubber Mulch?
Rubber mulch is simply recycled, shredded tires. In an attempt to alleviate waste, someone got the idea to shred them and sell them as a safe ground cover for playgrounds. Eventually, the same material came on the market as landscape mulch.
So, Is It Any Good?
Here are some ideas to keep in mind when considering rubber mulch for your landscaping needs:
We Vote For Organic
Until more research is available, we at Tampa Tree prefer to stick with organic mulches. They are environmentally sustainable and good for the soil. As your local tree specialists, we want to know your garden is healthy and thriving for years to come.
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