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Fire Proof Mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by grassassassin, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. grassassassin

    grassassassin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    Does anyone know of a fireproofing spray that can be applied to mulch. I have a property whose mulch seems to catch on fire 2 or 3 times a year due to residents throwing cigarettes off their decks. If there is no spray can anyone think of an alternative to mulch. This is a college town so rocks won't work because along with the cigarettes getting thrown off the decks, so do beer bottles. Thanks for your help.
  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    I have posted this same question to my local fire drepartment and they told me there was nothing they knew of.
  3. Ssouth

    Ssouth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 437

    I saw in a previous post where people were using shredded rubber (tires) for mulch. Maybe do search on this to find the post. I'm pretty sure a cigarette won't catch a tire on fire. Besides that, I'm of no help to you.
  4. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    ive heard that redwood tree bark is fireproof never tried to light it but was told that in redwood forest fires the inside of the tree burns not the bark
  5. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    i wish there was something that could be done cause lord knows im tired of putting those garden fires out. rubber is good for playgrounds never heard of them used on a garden though.
  6. aquaturf

    aquaturf LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 28

    Good question, maybe the customer would put in a sprinkler system for the beds. That's the best I can offer, sorry.....
  7. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    How about a nice ashtray, or butt container?

    A few small signs might work too.

    That's all I got. sorry
  8. Cooper Landscaping

    Cooper Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 214

    I was thinking along the same lines as aquaturf lol
  9. dan deutekom

    dan deutekom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 424

    I was involved in an interior landscape project during the 1970's that had a spec involving the fireproofing of bark chip mulch. We ended up soaking the mulch in a fire retardant used for fabrics used in curtains and furniture. It was so long ago I don't remember where or who supplied it but I would check with a fabric manufacturer.
  10. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Asbestos Mulch?

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