Tips for Maintaining Rubber Mulch

Rubber mulch is gaining popularity among homeowners and landscapers because it is resistant to diseases, heavy enough not to be carried away by normal rainfall and does not decompose. There is also a variety of colors to choose from so you can make the bed covering a part of the landscape.

Little Maintenance

The best thing about rubber mulch is that it needs little maintenance. You do not have to exert much effort to keep your bed healthy. But you have to regularly take out weeds, leaves, sticks and other debris from the mulch to maintain its good appearance. For removing loose debris, you can use a blower. Have no worry as this will not blow off the mulch.

How to Sustain the Mulch

The rubber mulch can be compacted through time but you can easily loosen it up with a rake. To rinse off dust and dirt that has accumulated on it, spray it with water. You can put additional rubber mulch on areas where the ground cover has been washed off by heavy rainfall or drainage that has been misdirected. You can also put it on areas of the ground that have shifted lower. To cut down on weeds that may grow in it in the future, have your beds covered with a weed barrier before putting the rubber mulch on.