Rock Garden Mulch

gardengal_co(z5 CO)August 19, 2011

I have some landscaping breeze that my neighbor gave to me... I am hoping that I can use it for a mulch on my rock garden bed... does anyone know if there are any properties to breeze that would make this inappropriate for a mulch???

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leftwood(z4a MN)

What is landscaping breeze??? Never heard of it, and googling it turned up zilch...

LOL, are you pulling our collective legs?

    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 1:26AM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

I've never heard of it either and I was a Landscape contractor for over 30 years.
Mike

    Bookmark   August 26, 2011 at 10:31AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

I was able to gather from searches that it is some sort of base material that, from the sounds of it, might be used as a scree. But I saw no pix nor anything telling what it consisted of. Any chance of a pic?

tj

    Bookmark   August 26, 2011 at 10:16PM
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gardengal_co(z5 CO)

Here is a link to a site that gives a picture of breeze. Hope this helps. Kristi

Here is a link that might be useful: Breeze

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 1:00PM
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leftwood(z4a MN)

It's hard to tell from the pics. The company is not very informative about it. Looks like unsifted rock aggregates left over from crushing and sifting larger sizes out (?). So that would include a lot of dust, I think(?). If this is true, I am not sure it would do the job of helping to keep weeds out.

I always get a lot of tiny rock particles that settle to the bottom of my buckets of #4 and #2 grit. I throw it out in the yard, not in my rock garden. I need air spaces in my rock garden soil; I don't want to purposely fill those spaces up with tiny particles. On the other hand, if you live in the dry parts of Colorado, maybe this wouldn't be a concern.

Rick

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 7:47PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Looks similar to what we call traffic bond here. I agree with with Rick, it looks like it has some very fine particles that could be an issue depending on your soil.

tj

    Bookmark   August 30, 2011 at 8:14PM
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