[NAFEX] mulch (was gypsum)

Thomas Olenio 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  
single season.


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
> Hi,
> 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,   
> re-use.
> Later,
> Tom
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