The following are some advantages and disadvantages for using rubber as mulch. Based on your own knowldege and experience, feel free to add to this list.

  1. made from 100% recycled rubber product (pro)
  2. safe - especially for playgrounds (American Society for Testing and Materials) when maintained at 6" depth (pro)
  3. long-lasting (pro)
  4. natural looking (pro)
  5. helps retain moisture (pro)
  6. moderates soil temperature (pro)
  7. controls weeds (pro)
  8. won
  9. heavier than bark, less likely to blow away (pro)
  10. environmental disposal concern by some (con)