Backyard Landscaping with Rubber Mulch

So I had this idea of landscaping my own backyard and I wanted to make use of some rubber mulch. The only thing drawing me back at this point was some concerns and questions regarding the product. I haven’t seen anyone else use it yet so for the time being I did not include it in my plan just yet. I wanted to wait and see if there was anyone who could share their opinion on recycled rubber mulch and enlighten me regarding this product. The reason why I first took interest in rubber mulch was because I liked the fact that it came in different colors which can give the user more opportunities in creating a good design for the backyard.

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The idea of landscaping my backyard came to me when I went out of town for a business trip. While I was there, I decided to take a look around while my schedule was still free. I came across this large house that had a front yard that was beautifully landscaped. It had fountains, bushes, and lots of plants too. Then I thought to myself, “What if I landscape my own backyard at home?” The idea stayed with me for quite a while until I lost thought of it because I got so busy at my job.

The idea then came back to me when I passed by a garden store which had a rubber mulch sign and poster on their wall. The mulch would have been a great addition to a landscaped area. You could have been able to use the blue and black mulch to layer some parts which can really bring out the green on the backyard.

So I went to my friend’s house to have dinner with all of our other friends from college and I noticed that his yard was layered with different colors of rubber mulch. Although the way he worked on his yard was not what I had in mind for my own yard, I was starting to get comfortable with the idea of using rubber mulch on my backyard so I went with it.

So I got myself two rubber mulch colors, black and blue. What I did first was tried to move the plants around to see which arrangement would seem best to me. I also had a few large white rocks so those would come in handy as well in landscaping my backyard. After I had the arrangement of the different plants and the few rocks I had in place, it was time for me to layer out my rubber mulch on my backyard.

I did a clean pattern with both my black and blue rubber mulches which were layered around the areas of the plants. After I had finished, I felt like I had achieved something great. It didn’t look that flashy, but it was simple and quite classy to my eye. I really look forward to using rubber mulch when working on my backyard again. Maybe I would get more ideas in the future.