Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 34
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DITdidItrythat Very happy, would buy again in a heartbeat!
I debated over this a lot, but in the end, I wanted as close to zero maintenance as possible. This is of course more expensive than regular mulch but it pays for itself and is virtually weed free I have had maybe one or two weeds in a year SERIOUSLY! The only weeds that have come are from the dirt in the potted plants that I installed, no new weeds have come up. The product right out of the bag is shiny and dark but as another review mentioned it fades in a month or so, I actually like that, it looks more natural, and after a month or two the fading stopped. Real mulch looses its luster and this is no different, but again the fading gets to a point and stops. From 5-10 feet away nobody can tell it's not real. And up close everyone thinks it's really cool, especially when you pick a piece up and occasionally find a letter or two from a tire :)
It has no smell, bugs don't want to be in it, it doesn't absorb water so plants get more, I even did a section of it where I was having drainage issues and it hasn't overrun since. And best of all I don't have to replace it every year or 2.
Size-wise, the smallest pieces are probably about the size of a nickel and the biggest are about the size of two quarters side by side, but most are around 1.5 inches long though. It is easy to shovel with both round and flat head shovels (it's like shoveling base gravel, much easier then larger stone) And it spreads easy with a garden rake like regular mulch would. Any if you have extra you can store it in a rubbermaid type tote or cardboard box in the garage, try doing that with regular mulch...
The only reason it is 4 stars is because in the bulk pack it is $10.39 per cu.ft. and you can buy individual bags for $7.46 per cu.ft. I got the bulk pack on sale for $599 AND used a HD gift card I bought from someone at a discount, so wound up paying about $550 total with tax, otherwise it would have been better to buy bags. The free delivery is nice, but if you are buying that much any savings on delivery would be offset by the cost per cu.ft. You could rent a truck and save money buying individual bags... But you do get to keep the pallet it comes on... a bonus for us hobbyist woodworkers :)
April 14, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JJM Already fading after 2 months
We put this down under our child's playset area in May. It has already faded (it's only July). I didn't expect it to keep its original color forever. However, I did expect it to keep it longer than it has. Also, we put grass down around it after it was installed. I am unsure how we are ever going to clean it and get the pieces of grass that have blown into it out. I would recommend putting down two layers of fabric beneath it when using it in a play area. On the plus side, my daughter has fallen on it and was able to get right back up! This is definitely a better option than wood chips or rocks!
July 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sls12 Looks great!
We purchased this mulch to fill the area between our circular driveway and the street - an area that had an unending supply of weeds! The mulch worked great! It was easy to work with and looks fantastic. We look forward to many years of a maintenance free yard! The only negative was the price - yes, it's a lot more expensive than gravel or other choices, but it looks like it will last for years so in the long run I think it's worth it.
June 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JG Great product
I never want to have to put mulch down again, and this perfect. The shipping company that home depot hired to deliver it has some issues though. It took a few extra days for it to come. They said it was too heavy for their truck, and could I come get it....huh???, um no...that's why they are the shipping company, and I am the customer who ordered it with shipping...weird
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jormar Great quality
Used this product for my kids play area and am satisfied
May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PJL Great Mulch- Perfect for what we needed.
The product is great and performed perfectly. The shipping was a fiasco. Hopefully they have learned what to do the next time.
May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by anne Vigorous Mulch
The mulch is fantastic, delivery process was awful!
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Daycare Playground
I purchased the Mocha Brown Rubber Mulch for my Home Daycare Playground Area. I previously had sand. I absolutely love the look of the mulch. I am very satisfied with the rubber mulch. Not only is it safer than sand but it also dries faster!
May 5, 2015