Rubber Mulch Border Options

rubber mulch border

Rubber Curbs were created to stay true to the mission of providing added safety in playgrounds. A durable product that is easy to install and use, the rubber border keeps surfacing from escaping the playground while helping to keep any foreign objects out.

Another awesome thing about it is that you can use it for other home projects. Along with rubber mulch, here are a few ideas you might want to consider for your own backyard projects in the new year.

Landscape edging

Because they will not rot or attract insects and rodents, and they require less maintenance than their organic counterparts, both rubber borders and mulch make ideal landscape edging. Rubber Curb products are interlocking and come with pre-drilled holes with hardware and caps included, so installing them is a cinch. They are available in 4 foot length by 4” height, and 6 foot lengths and 4”, 6” and 8” heights to fit any backyard specifications. Paired with brown rubber mulch, the natural-brown tone of these rubber borders will blend with any surface color.

Walkway

With resilient rubber curbs, you can save a lot of time and money on expensive paving stones and cement. Simply install them on the ground and fill up with rubber mulch for a slip-proof and attractive pathway. You can make the borders curved for an interesting design, then line them with blooms and plants for a natural look. Run some weatherproof rope lighting along the rubber edging to line up the path for safety at night.

Raised garden bed

Protect your blooms, herbs, and produce with rubber bordered raised garden beds. The stackable design of Rubber Curbs allows you to have as high a garden bed as you like before filling it up with soil and mulch. You will end up with smooth, seamless, splinter free borders that  won’t warp or get discolored as seasons change.

“French” drain

It might sound fancy, but a French drain actually serves the very practical purpose of funneling rainwater away from your garden. Too much water during a heavy storm can drown plants if it hits them directly. To address this, rubber borders can be installed in the ground like a ditch, inset with a perforated pipe, and then covered with gravel or rubber mulch. This set-up can also protect the foundation of your home as it funnels the water away to a drain, or to somewhere you can collect it for reuse.

 

Resources:

http://www.rubberecycle.com/rubber-curb.php

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/landscape-edging/

 

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