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Rock Garden Mulch

Posted by gardengal_co z5 CO (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 19, 11 at 12:13

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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RE: Rock Garden Mulch

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

LOL, are you pulling our collective legs?


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RE: Rock Garden Mulch

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 26, 11 at 10:31

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


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RE: Rock Garden Mulch

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


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RE: Rock Garden Mulch

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


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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


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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


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