This is my first year with it but it says it has a 12 year color guarantee. It got great reviews on Lowe's.com.csbutler said:I've been thinking about switching to rubber mulch. How well does it hold its color?
ahartzell said:That rubber mulch stuff is expensive!
Yes, it is expensive initially but I figure if I can get 3-4 years out of it then my ROI (Return On Investment) is a win :thumbup: Plus all the labor of having to put the new mulch in every year too. I may need to add a bag or two every so often to thicken up thin areas but I don't see that as an issue.J_nick said:Initially it is but if it lasts 12 years then it would end up being much less in the long run
I don't think so. The crumb is also cheaper. I also get 10% off at Lowe's so that helped soften the blow a little.Ware said:So have you seen shredded in bulk?
I know what you mean with the whole gravel thing as I originally put in some crushed brick into my beds hoping it would keep the weeds out and everything but that obviously never happened and the brick slowly began sinking into the dirt but to this day I still curse the damn brick pieces because they are always finding their way into the lawn but thankfully I am able to spot most of them before running them over with the reel as they are red and kind of stick out on the green grass. That is one advantage I like with the rubber mulch is that if I do run over a piece and doesn't do any damage to the reel since it is soft.dfw_pilot said:Would I buy it again? Maybe.
If you have permanent beds that won't move/change for a decade, that have a good retention wall around them, it would probably be okay. I decided to remove the mulch around some of the trees in the backyard and am still paying the price for it. I liken it to gravel: one gravel bed means you and your reel will find it in the grass for years to come. Shoveling it out and getting rid of it was an absolute pain in the hind-end.
Otherwise, I like how it is set-and-forget. It passes water to the soil perfectly, doesn't get bugs, stays dark, and doesn't float.