Rubber mulch


Old 07-06-10, 12:56 PM
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Rubber mulch

I got tired of replacing the mulch around my foundation plantings every year or two. This year I installed a rubber mulch (chopped up tires) sold by Vigro. It's advertised as lasting up to 12 years.

Now I'm concerned about the smell. I get a light whiff of "au de goodyear" on a really hot day. Has anyone any experience with this stuff? Will the smell go away?
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Old 07-06-10, 01:08 PM
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Well...I had some of those tree rings made of rubber...and, no, it never completely went away.

Have noticed it at some fast food places as well...
Old 07-06-10, 01:10 PM
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No experience with mulch but I take my daughter to a lot of playgrounds and the ones with old tires do still smell like tires on hot days
Old 07-07-10, 04:30 AM
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The smell of heated rubber beats the smell of rotting, wet, hot pine bark IMO. And it doesn't have to be replaced as often as pine bark.

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