This time of year we are asked daily if “rubber mulch will float”. One of the original reasons we started with rubber products here in our nursery was the fact that it does not float. Rubber is heavier than water and with all of the rain we have had lately I suspect our wood mulch sales will increase significantly by summer’s end due to the material wash out and color fade typical in wood mulch. This also applies to wood mulch used in playgrounds. Spring wood mulch is starting to weather and will need to be freshened up for the fall…..keep an eye out for fungus. Artillery fungus is another issue see post here.
Summer is a great time to install Everlast Rubber Mulch. By removing years of decaying wood mulch from your landscape beds you can reduce the threat of fungus which will be very prominent especially in the South Eastern U.S. this summer. Removing mulch fungus starts with removing organic wood mulch. Rubber Mulch doesn’t hold any water and allows proper soil aeration greatly reducing the fungal threat in your landscape. Installing rubber mulch now will guarantee that your fall and winter beds will look fantastic for visiting relatives during the holidays.
You can finally throw the coupon away-you know the coupon at the bottom of every wood mulch pile-“See you again!”
Every spring we receive hundreds of calls from frustrated homeowners and facilities managers trying to rid themselves of the nightmarish phenomenon called Artillery Fungus. They are always relieved to discover that Everlast Rubber Mulch will end the reign of terror this “evil” creature brings with it. This stuff comes straight from the Little Shop of Horrors, spraying spores all over homes and cars. It is also known as shotgun fungus for good reason. If you never have to deal with this stuff consider yourself lucky as many northern states are plagued by it.
Artillery fungus gets a start in damp beds of decomposing organic matter ie. wood mulch. Mulch is a perfect environment for it to grow. Frequent top dressing of fresh mulch will impede its growth. The fungus eats cellulose and converts it to lignin which it leaves behind for future growth spurts. Eventually, readying its arsenal of sticky brown spores which it shoots onto homes, automobiles, and sheds resulting in a nearly impossible to remove problem that leaves a dark permanent stain behind.
Everlast Rubber Mulch does not contain cellulose or lignin and therefore is not known to support this phenomenon. A copy of the one of the best artillery fungus studies is available inside our website.