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Taos, New Mexico (Zone 5b)
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May 11, 2021 10:45 AM CST
I just noticed rubber mulch at my local garden center. They seem to market it for playgrounds and commercial landscapings. I doubt it, but can it be used in a garden? Has anyone tried it? How well does it work and how long does it last?

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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
May 11, 2021 1:01 PM CST
It is a decorative surface mulch, some what like soft river rock.
It will decompose, but not in your life time.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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May 11, 2021 4:17 PM CST
I'll never do it, because like rock, it would eventually mix into the soil and be annoying forever. And add nothing to the soil. I do know a playground covered in it.
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Name: Thomas Mitchell
Central Ohio (Zone 6a)
May 12, 2021 7:22 AM CST
Ditto Sally's response. Playground mulch to help prevent injury? Maybe. Mulch in a veggie garden never for me. Even in a flower garden I wouldn't do it. Shredded leaves, straw, even dried grass clippings, anything that is plant material that soil organisms can feed on and add to the soil, definitely.
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