Q- Why don't you sell your bags of mulch by weight such as 20 lb, 30 lb, or 40 lb bags?
A-The NIST sets packaging standards that are generally accepted/implemented by each state's Weights and Measures Authority.
According to the NIST 3.11: Mulch and Soils Labeled by Volume
What products are defined as mulch and soil? • Mulch is defined as “any product or material except peat or peat moss that is advertised, offered for sale, or sold for primary use as a horticultural, above-ground dressing, for decoration, moisture control, weed control, erosion control, temperature control, or other similar purposes.”
We package by volume so that you can be assured your are receiving exactly what you purchased. Mulch packaging standards were put in place to prevent unscrupulous operators from watering their bags to increase weight.
Q- Is Everlast Rubber Mulch safe for my family and pets?
A- Absolutely. Everlast Rubber Mulch is 100% non-toxic, non-leaching, and environmentally friendly.
Q- Is Everlast Rubber Mulch treated with a bio-cide?
A- Yes. Since day one we have been treating our mulches with a microbial inhibitor. Most of the time mold is introduced to exterior products via airborne particulates and does not actually grown on the surface of the product rather on the contaminant.
Q- Where does the rubber come from?
A- Everlast Rubber Mulch is made of 100% recycled tires. Every cubic yard of Everlast Rubber Mulch eliminates approximately 33 tires.
Q- Is there an odor?
A- No. Usually within 48 hours of installation any trace smell is gone.
Q- Are there any plants I should not use Everlast Rubber Mulch around?
A- All plant types will thrive under Everlast Rubber Mulch. Water retention is excellent, yet the product does not retain water in itself, unlike organic mulches rubber does not promote fungus growth.
Q- Will Everlast Rubber Mulch wash out?
A- No. Even in areas prone to wash out due to a tile roof, Everlast Rubber Mulch will not wash out and run down your sidewalk or driveway.
Q- Do I need to install a weed barrier first?
A- Absolutely not! Weed barrier will trap soil on top and retain moisture creating the perfect bedding for weed seed. Placing a weed barrier underneath Everlast Rubber Mulch will diminish the weed control properties of the material.
Q- So does the rubber kill the weeds?
A- No. The rubber will not prevent weed seed that is already in the soil from germinating. You can apply a pre-emergent before installation to kill the seed and/or apply a “RoundUp” type product a few weeks after insallation. Once the weed seed is out of the soil. Everlast Rubber Mulch will trap the airborne weed seed and it will dehydrate before it germinates! You will see an honest 90% reduction in weed growth.
Q- Will weed killer discolor Everlast Rubber Mulch?
A- No. Weed killer will not affect Everlast Rubber Mulch in any way. Do be careful with dry granulated fertilizer. Be sure to water it in as the oxidizers in it will chemically burn the colorants.
Q- How long will Everlast Rubber Mulch hold its color?
A- We have been manufacturing for over 10 years and have had only one warranty claim/complaint ever. In most environments Everlast Kids and Everlast Mulch will retain their color for over 10 years.
Q- How do I remove leaves and debris from my landscape?
A- Simply use a hand held or backpack blower from a few feet away. Most dry material will blow out easily. Pine needles are difficult and a natural colored Everlast Rubber Mulch will be your best bet.
Q- Should I use Everlast Rubber Mulch for my playground?
A- NO. Our Everlast Kids rubber mulch is engineered for this application. Please call for information.