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Mulch or Rubber: Which Is Best For Your Playground?

Rubber mulch has been a very popular alternative to traditional organic mulch as a playground surface. Whether you’re looking to put a playground in the backyard for your kids, or are trying to decide the surface for a local park, it is important to understand the pros and cons of each material so that you can make the best decision possible.

The Case for Rubber

Here are some of the pros of rubber mulch:

The Cons of Rubber Mulch

While rubber offers a low maintenance solution, there are some downsides to using rubber on your playground:

The Case for Organic Mulch

If rubber mulch doesn’t seem like a viable option for your project, organic mulch is the next best choice. Wood mulches will provide the following for your playground.

The Cons of Organic Mulch

Organic mulch breaks down over time and will need to be replaced. Additionally, dyed mulch will fade and lose its color as it’s exposed to sunlight.

We Supply Your Wood Mulch Needs

Ultimately, the decision comes down to durability versus price. Rubber mulch can be extremely durable but is often more expensive than organic mulches. Wood mulch is better for your soil but will break down over time and need to be replaced.

If you’ve decided that wood mulch makes the most sense for your playground, we offer bulk amounts of pine and cypress blended mulch. We also have mulch dyed in a variety of colors.