The One Thing Needful: Using Rubber Mulch for Playgrounds
by Peter W.
There is mulch, and then there is rubber mulch. If you ever needed an outstanding playground, then rubber mulch is what you should aptly install. Made from recycled shredded rubber, it is considered the best – if not the cleanest and the safest – nontoxic alternative to wood mulch that comes with a guaranteed lifetime warranty. But why use recycled rubber as mulch on a surface?
The advantages of rubber mulch stretch into an inexhaustible infinity. Firstly unlike wood mulch, it does not retain any moisture and neither does it compact or freeze when the weather is wanting. Then again, it comes with a wide range of choice colors that last for years on end. Talk of recycled rubber beauty that is the surface of a playground.
Subsequently there is the maintenance factor. A rubber surface requires no special attention thus it is less cheap to maintain. Once kept clean with a spray from a garden hose and evenly leveled with a garden rake, no further maintenance is required on a rubber-mulched playground since the surface drains well. Using rubber mulch also ensures old tires are kept out of landfills.
No residue transfer. Nothing screams advantageous than this fact. A playground filled with wood mulch would fill children’s clothes with residue transfers, unlike a rubber mulch playground which has shredded rubber pellets that easily resist dispersal. In regards to safety, a rubber surface poses no harm. Rubber mulch is purely root proof, its non-abrasive and very odor free.
Wood mulch on the other hand absorbs and holds water easily, in turn rotting and growing mold with time. Any chances of dampness, in wood, predispose the material to insects that make a home around it. And besides posing as a breeding ground for insects, wood mulch hardens it fibers during the cold weather, hence a safety hazard if installed on the surface of a playground.
When it comes to shock absorption, one cannot compare what shredded rubber, or any similar rubber that is prepared for installing on a surface, can do. Rubber mulch literally outperforms all forms of mulch when it comes to shock absorption capabilities. It offers excellent protection, demonstrates absolute safety and zero injury potential.
It is therefore safe to say that rubber mulch is a material that cannot compromise safety – the top most priority on any given playground. It is an all-rounded material that can withstand any weather condition, all the more reason why landscapers recommend and prefer it to wood mulch.
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