How to Maintain Rubber Mulch

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Rubber mulch is achieving popularity with commercial landscapers and homeowners alike. Rubber mulch resists disease, doesn't decompose, and is often heavy enough to remain in place during normal rainfall. Rubber mulch comes in a variety of colors, so your bed covering can also be part of your landscaping décor. The best attribute of rubber mulch is the ease of maintenance. Maintaining rubber mulch requires very little effort to keep your beds healthy and retain its protective qualities for your shrubs and flowers.

Things You'll Need

  • Blower
  • Rake
  • Rubber mulch
  • Remove sticks, weeds, leaves and other debris from the rubber mulch. A blower can be used to remove all loose debris without fear of blowing the mulch.

  • Rake the rubber mulch to loosen compacted areas.

  • Add rubber mulch to areas where the ground has shifted lower or the mulch has washed away due to heavy rainfall or misdirected drainage.

  • Spray the rubber mulch with water to rinse off dust and dirt.

Tips & Warnings

  • Cover beds with weed barrier before installing rubber mulch to cut down on weed growth.

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