[NAFEX] mulch (was gypsum)
tolenio at sentex.net
Thu Apr 21 12:34:20 EDT 2005
If you remove the carpet mulch each fall it is not an issue. Unless you
put the same carpet back year after year. It does not disintergrate in a
On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 15:00:29 +0000, tanis cuff <tanistanis at hotmail.com>
> Jute BACKING is OK and will decompose, but what if the other fibers are
> artificial? I've seen some big messes from this.
> Wood chips from an arborist: try to get them from a pile that's been
> sitting a couple years. Verticillium and probably other diseases travel
> well in fresh chips.
> Tanis, s.WI, full of dire warnings today
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: "Thomas
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] mulch (was gypsum)
> Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 15:30:57 -0400
> This being spring, and spring clean-ups happenening everywhere...
> Do not forget that used jute backed, carpet makes a great weed block.
> You can collect acres of it curbside this time of year.
> Cut the carpet in 3' round circles or squares, put a slice in it to the
> center point, and you have a mulch mat.
> Put the jute side facing up and slide around tree. Blocks weeds, rain
> goes through it, it holds moisture in the ground, and can be removed
> easily in the fall. Best of all it is FREE.
> I would not spend my money on expensive weed mats, when they are all
> around us for free. Invest in fruit, not mulch mats. Recycle, reduce,
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