Benefits of Textraw
Textraw has the benefit of retaining moisture in the soil because they block evaporation and prevent the soil from overheating. Moisture from rain or irrigation can make its way through the mulched area to soak into the soil beneath. Textraw itself isn’t porous enough to hold any moisture on its own and it won’t draw moisture from the soil.
Textraw suppresses weed growth by blocking the necessary light most weed seeds need for germination and early growth. A sufficiently deep layer of rubber mulch, usually 2 inches or more, provides similar weed suppression capabilities as wood mulch.
Properly installed Textraw rarely requires replacement and can last for 10 years or longer.