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Rubber Mulch For Playgrounds

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Much has changed since wood mulch became the standard for playgrounds decades ago. In the past, accidents would often lead to severe injuries as children fell onto hard, splintery turf. Even today, more than 200,000 playground injuries end up in the emergency room every year–that’s more than 500 visits per day.

Thankfully, Playsafer™ Rubber Mulch is a safe and economic alternative suitable for both commercial and non-commercial needs. Their processing methods have been perfected over the last 20+ years, yielding the cleanest, safest rubber mulch available today.

An exceptional playground protective surface, rubber chips provide unmatched shock absorbency, greatly reducing the frequency of playground injuries. Each rubber nugget is cut from recycled tires and treated to remove 99.99% of all metals, resulting in a non-toxic mulch that’s not only weather-resistant but environmentally friendly.

Rubber nuggets don’t freeze in low temperatures or blow away in storms. They also don’t retain moisture, keeping playgrounds dry and clearing them of slipperiness and dirt almost immediately after even the heaviest rain. Any debris will drain through the chips and decompose at the bottom. Unlike wood mulch, rubber also doesn’t stain, rot, or produce any foul odors when wet.

Having been cut from tires, the mulch’s vulcanized rubber makes it virtually indestructible. This means that it only needs to be installed once–no annual upgrading or replacement required. The only maintenance it needs is the occasional raking, making Playsafer™ Rubber Mulch a cost-effective option for play areas and playgrounds.

This is ideal for schools and municipal parks, which can spend their budget on other landscaping needs instead of buying and applying new mulch every year. Rubber also comes in a variety of colors, ensuring park and playground coordinators can build playgrounds that make a lasting impression. Plus, with Playsafer’s™ 12-year color guarantee, you can rest assured that new visitors will have that same impression for over a decade to come.

At Carefree Lawn Center and Landscape Supply, we’re proud to act as a premier dealer and national supplier for Playsafer™ Rubber Mulch.  Whether for commercial needs or not, we sell locally delivered bags and pallets that range from a mere 30 pounds to 2,000-pound superstack bags for large projects. Each delivery is made curbside on a pallet, packed into easy-to-handle 40-pound bags, each of which carries a mixture of ½”-5/8” rubber granules and chunks.