Rubber mulch is splinter-free and won’t scratch or irritate skin. It won’t become a breeding ground for mold, fungus or insects. Rubber Mulch is available in a multitude of colors to coordinate with your home, there is even a bright blue rubber mulch called "Bouncing Blue" which is not really my cup of tea but for the right application like a children's playground it may be just the right fit.
Made from recycled truck and tractor tires, the use of rubber mulch is a great way to use tires that might otherwise be destined for landfills, which makes them extremely environmentally friendly.
The upfront cost is significant, but studies have shown that it will last up to 10 years. Many have realized that the benefit of not having to add mulch every year to their flower beds due to the fact that this rubber mulch does not break down means that over the longer term they actually save money and certainly save time.
Rubber mulch is sold both in individual bags as well as in bulk. Compare total costs including and delivery costs to be sure that you are choosing the supplier wisely for your size and type of project.
Obviously the only thing missing from the photo above is Decorative Concrete Edging.
Below are just a few sources for rubber mulch that we have found...