using old carpet as mulch for my veggie garden. Good or bad idea

greendesertMarch 11, 2010

I have some old carpet that I was about to throw away, but I just thought that it might work as mulch to preserve moisture if I cut it in strips and place it upside down between rows in the veggie garden. I can't see why it would not work here. especially in the middle of summer. should help keep the soil from drying out.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

it works really well as a weed block.

Make paths out of it too.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2010 at 4:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sparklynnrose(Tempe / 8ish)

Is there any concern with chemicals leaching out of the carpet? God only knows what it's made of.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2010 at 4:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
DrynDusty(z8 AZ)

One way to tell if the carpet is wool or synthetic is to burn a few fibers. If it burns cleanly, it's likely wool, if it forms an ooze and smells bad, it's synthetic of some kind and won't decompose well. It could probably make an effective walkway still.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 6:10PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
NOT in love with my sapote tree
Hi everyone, I'm so NOT in love with my grafted sapote...
The Big Tease (white sapote flowers)
Hi everyone, long term members of this forum know I...
Mary, silvery fir tree
I think I got a silvery fir tree tomato from you last...
ernie85017, zn 9, phx
Does anyone use straw to mulch?
I was going to buy a couple bales of straw to mulch...
March 2015 what looks good/bad/awful in your garden
Happy March, everyone. So far it's been a cloudy one,...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™