[NAFEX] mulch (was gypsum)

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Thu Apr 21 12:34:20 EDT 2005


Hi,

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.

Later,
Tom

On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 15:00:29 +0000, tanis cuff <tanistanis at hotmail.com>  
wrote:

> 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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