Synthetic Turf and Rubber Mulch is a Great Mixture for a Stylish Finish

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Although Synthetic turf and recycled rubber mulch is a great mixture!

Perfect example pictured to the left, synthetic turf carved in an irregular shape adds dimension and detail with the poured recycled rubber solution. While synthetic turf is gaining importance and credibility due to its water saving capability there are times when an installer or home owner will have edges around the synthetic turf install that need to be complemented by a rubber mulch solution – Gladly, Conserv-A-Store offers a poured solution for those irregular dimensions. We also offer a suite of molded options. 

Let’s get the basics down. What is Artificial Turf?
Artificial turf, also referred to as synthetic turf is a combination of man-made material constructed to be a replacement for lawn sod grass installation or real turfgrass. Also commonly name synthetic turf, it typically is for athletic fields and golf putting greens, but now many landscaping companies install it on residential properties as a grass substitute. It’s made of two parts. The first part is the actual blades of grass themselves. The second part is the backing material which binds all of the blades together. Both parts are manufactured using synthetic fibers which are made from nylon, polypropylene or polyethylene.


How Long Does Synthetic Grass Last?   

A good quality synthetic grass should last 15-20 years. After this time, the blades of turf may start to lay down a bit. The long life span of synthetic grass makes for an excellent grass alternative when compared to the initial cost of sod installation and long term maintenance costs.

The life span of artificial turf will vary a bit depending on the amount of traffic the turf endures as well exposure to extreme temperatures. Your landscape designer or landscaping installation company can help calculate the expected life span of synthetic grass based on your geographic area and the turfs intended use. The average manufacturer’s warranty for artificial turf is between 12-15 years.

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Is There a Difference Between Artificial Grass and Synthetic Turf?

There is essentially no difference at all between artificial grass and synthetic turf. The words grass and turf are used interchangeably. Oftentimes, the word “turf” or “astro-turf” is more closely associated with a shorter blade installation commonly used for athletic fields. Most people ask us, Is Artificial Turf Better than Real Grass?
It is a matter of opinion whether or not artificial turf is better than real grass. If you are weighing the costs, real grass costs a lot less to install compared to artificial turf. However, caring for real sod grass costs a lot more to maintain.



What and How Is Recycled Rubber Mulch Made?
Recycled rubber mulch is made from ground-up new, defective, or used tires and waste tire buffing that would otherwise end up in landfills. During the manufacturing process, the tires are cleaned, and metal wires remove and then shredded into various sizes depending on their intended use. Recycle rubber mulch may contain metal strands missed during the manufacturing processing. Check with the manufacturer to see if their production method assures the removal of metal. To be safe, wear protective gloves and knee pads when applying rubber mulch.

Pictured to the left, you can see the blend of molded 5×5 Recycled Rubber Mulch mat, surrounded by synthetic turf, with a walkway towards the bottom left with Flexstone Stepping stones embedded in gravel. This is a beautiful solution that can easily be accomplished with Conserv A Store products.


Can Rubber Mulch Be Toxic to Plants?
Recycled rubber mulch can contain zinc but is free of most diseases caused by pathogens. High zinc levels can inhibit plant growth, but rubber mulch can benefit and act as a zinc fertilizer for plants in zinc-deficient soils.


Is Recycled Rubber Mulch Heavy?

Recycled rubber mulch can be difficult to transport as it is heavier than wood mulch. If possible, find a local manufacturer or supplier to help minimize the transport distance. The weight of recycled rubber mulch offers better durability and longevity when faced with heavy rain and strong winds compared to wood mulch.


How Much Does Recycled Rubber Mulch Cost & How long does it last?
Recycled rubber mulch costs roughly $8 to $14 per cubic foot, depending on the grade and quantity purchased. While natural wood mulch costs $2 to $3 per cubic foot, wood mulch has a shorter lifespan and needs to be replaced every two years.


How Long Does Recycled Rubber Mulch Last?
Recycled rubber mulch lasts much longer than wood mulch. Most manufacturers state it recycled rubber mulch will last for ten years, if not longer. Most dyes used during the rubber mulch manufacturing process will not fade or deteriorate a quickly as wood mulch. Picture to the right, the pitchers mound is surrounded with the darker red recycled rubber mulch poured solution then enclosed by synthetic turf. The blend of real dirt, recycled rubber mulch, and synthetic turf is an amazing mixture for visually pleasing landscapes.



Examples of Synthetic Solutions

Pictured here, a customer wanted synthetic turf around their pool with rubber mulch towards the back side of the pool. Further back (not pictured) there is Recycled Rubber Tree Rings around a couple of their trees.








Pictured here, a roof top solution for an up and coming restaurant. This solution blended with hard surfaces can be rubber mulch or other surfaces to the customers liking. In light of the trees not pictures and that the trees for this job will not be real but once finished will have the small Recycled Rubber Tree Rings around them for elegance.








One of our most unique options, pictured here, a customer wanted a golf course in their backyard. In fact, the bushes towards the front right is to poured with Pour in Place Rubber Mulch solution due to complications of re-mulching every year the client wanted a lasting option.




Why not add some elegant style to your Backyard

Most clients love the style and look of how synthetic turf covers the yard completely with rubber mulch poured and or molded solutions. The combination of rubber and synthetic turf will allow for a perfect blend of natural looking landscape. With more and more customers becoming more receptive to things like artificial grass, the options are endless. In recycled rubber mulch alone we have color options: Brown, Black, Red, Rainbow, Cypress, Green, Yellow, Rustic, & Jungle Pictured Below


How Ecofriendly is Synthetic Turf & Rubber Mulch?

Keep in mind synthetic grass & recycled rubber mulch is a GREEN solution! With water saving as an option in hotter or climates, national droughts, and general saving money wants- this solution will save money, time, and water. Rubber mulch will allow for protection from all the things that can damage tree trunks like mowers, animals, cars, or the public. Rubber mulch will always retain the shape, lasting up to 10 years after installation.


Green Landscaping is the “in” thing

As a mater of fact, it will also be water permeable so the underlying soil does not starve of nutrients.  Although some turf is thicker than others depending on the layers the customer chooses; we have capacity to make a 2″ thick ring or thickness of your choice with Pour in Place Rubber Mulch –it’s a monster project so just be prepared to have sturdy gents or ladies to do the work. These options- molded or pour in place – will stay stationary for some time to come amidst high pedestrian traffic. If interest in customized solutions, reach out to us via email or phone. | 407.898.2284


Thinking about purchasing 25 or more pieces of our Molded products? We’ll  gladly give you a price break and possibly Free Shipping! Just email us your delivery City & Zip and if you will need a Freight company lift gate or you have your own offload device. We’ll put an estimate together and give you some figures. We love to work with landscaping companies, golf courses, commercial properties, or privately owned homes.


Interested in our Suite of Recycled Rubber Mulch? Click any link below to go to the product page and add it to your cart. We ship throughout the USA & Canada

24″ Recycled Rubber Mulch Tree Ring 

2ft by 10 ft Walkway 

30″ Recycled Rubber Mulch Tree Ring 

36″ Recycled Rubber Mulch Tree Ring 

48″ Recycled Rubber Mulch Tree Ring 

60″ Recycled Rubber Mulch Tree Ring 

72″ Recycled Rubber Mulch Tree Ring 

Edge Border Recycled Rubber Mulch Mat 

Make Your Own Tree Ring 4-in-1 Combo 

Extra Aromatic Binder for Large Pour Jobs 

MEGA Landscape Edge Border 

Pour Your Own Commercial Rubber Mulch (optional thickness) 

Pour Your Own Residential Rubber Mulch (optional thickness) 

3ft by 20ft Rectangular Recycled Rubber Mulch Mat 

3ft by 10ft Recycled Rubber Mulch Mat 

4ft by 8ft Rectangular Recycled Rubber Mulch Mat 

Recycled Rubber Mulch Loose Fill 

18″ by 6 ft Roll Out Rubber Mulch Mat 

4ft by 4ft Recycled Rubber Mulch Mat 

5ft by 5ft Recycled Rubber Mulch Mat 

Rubberific Timber Border for Landscaping


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Conserv A Store is in Orlando, FL. As an American company, we pride ourselves on being “home-grown” — offering you the best American-made eco-friendly products at the best price. Another key point, we provide you with the best information on living a green lifestyle, so you can make the best decision when choosing the right product for you. Watch the video to learn more about what we offer. 

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