Asked on Apr 28, 2017

Install rubber mulch

PsellersJanet PizaroWilliam
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I am thinking about buying rubber mulch for part of my yard (have 2 grand kids) to cushion their falls. Is installation required? if so do I need to hire someone or can we just spread it out?
7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Before you put that mulch in there are conflicting stories with chemicals the mulch releases.
  • Psellers
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Its just mulch, spread it.
  • Dfm
    on Apr 28, 2017

    the rubber mulch is pretty common here in Iowa as a cushion under the swing sets. i would put down a weed barrier, then the mulch. be generous with the mulch. it will smell like tiers for a while. oh ya about the weed barrier- some weeds can get through them. find weeds and kill b/4 mulching.
  • William
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Its just recycled rubber tires. Chopped up and dyed. Spread like any other mulch.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 28, 2017

    sorry I do not agree with you it has chemicals that are proven to be dangerous to the environment
  • Psellers
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Rubber mulch is sold in bags now just like your pine or cypress mulch...just different texture. You can spread it just like the other. You might prefer to use a rake rather than gloved hands due to it maybe rubbing off.
  • Psellers
    on Apr 29, 2017

    I guess you can read on the bags on whether there are safety concerns. I would think tho that reputable places would take that into consideration before putting on the open market considering it's used much in childrens' parks & playgrounds.
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