Frequently Asked Questions

Is Rooster Rubber Premium Rubber Mulch for landscapes and playgrounds safe for children and pets?
Yes it is safe. Rooster Rubber Premium Rubber Mulch is non-toxic and environmentally friendly. There have been many studies done by the government and third parties proving that it is safe.

Does Rooster Rubber Premium Rubber Mulch blow or wash away in a heavy rain?
No, Rooster Rubber Premium Rubber Mulch is too heavy to be significantly affected by normal high winds or heavy rains. Premium Rubber Mulch is made from 100 percent recycled truck tires; it is 5 times denser than wood mulch and heavier than rubber mulches made from passenger tires.

What is the color life of Rooster Rubber Premium Rubber Mulch?
Rooster Rubber guarantees the color for 12 years.

Does Rooster Rubber Premium Rubber Mulch require any maintenance?
Minimum maintenance is required. You can use a leaf blower to remove leaves and other light weight yard debris. For playground applications, it is very important to level the rubber surface on a regular basis to ensure a minimum 4” depth is maintained for up to a 9 foot fall height. This regular maintenance can be done with a large leaf rake.

Is Rooster Rubber Premium Rubber Mulch harmful to plants?
Plants thrive under Rooster Rubber Premium Rubber Mulch which helps the ground retain moisture. Our mulch does not retain water and will not promote mold or fungus growth like organic mulch will.

Does Rooster Rubber Premium Rubber Mulch have a smell?
No, our colored Premium Rubber Mulch is sealed which removes any odor.

Is Rooster Rubber Premium Rubber Mulch beneficial in changing climates?
Yes, Rooster Rubber Premium Rubber Mulch does not absorb water and will not freeze. Water and nutrients can penetrate into the soil without the risk of pest and mold or fungus growth. Our Premium Rubber Mulch keeps the soil 10 degrees cooler in the summer and 10 degrees warmer in the winter.

Does Rooster Rubber Premium Rubber Mulch meet playground safety standards?
Yes, Rooster Rubber Premium Rubber Mulch is IPEMA and ADA certified. Premium Rubber Mulch also meets ASTM F1292-04 Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment at a 4” compacted depth for up to an 11 foot fall height.

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