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Pulverized Glass Mulch...??

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by pblc, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. pblc

    pblc LawnSite Member
    from South
    Posts: 227

    Got a call from a local station that is starting to pulverize glass. He approached me about selling this to the public. Has anyone ever used pulverized glass as a groundcover - maybe a substitute for mulch or rock? Thanks.

    If this is a viable alternative that is catching on I'm going to try to wrap the entire operation up.
  2. pblc

    pblc LawnSite Member
    from South
    Posts: 227

    30 views...... no thoughts?
  3. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,206

    I don't get why you would? Its full of seeds, weeds would be horrible, and it would decompose to dirt quickly
  4. markahurley

    markahurley LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    pulverized GLASS. full of seeds? who knew? :)
  5. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
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    lol glass not grass lol That makes more sense, but not really. Idk, it would be there forever, thats for sure
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have seen it used in faux features like as a blue stream effect. It wasn't pulverized though. These were 1/2" chunks that were then tumbled to soften the edges. it has been available for years for aquarium bottoms. I think the guy is getting desperate to unload the stuff. :usflag:
  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    sounds ******ed, but if it is like a pea gravel or something i can see the use there if it is not sharp and is tumbled
  8. sdk1959

    sdk1959 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 909

    Uh hello, unless you cut it when it's like a foot tall and has the seeds on it, no it does not have weed seeds.

    I use grass clippings in my garden every single year and not only does it keep the weeds down it also adds nitrogen and helps keep the soil moist as well. I can push aside the grass clippings 3 days after watering and the soil will still be moist. I got both my neighbors to start using it in their shrub beds to keep weeds down, and it works. The trick is not to put more than 2-3 inches on at a time. This way the grass clippings just dry out and turn brown instead of decomposing. For that you want it in the compost pile. Only real advantage a wood or root mulch has is strictly cosmetic.

    Pulverized glass though, that's not good, just someone else's trash.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2011
  9. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,121

    Sounds like liability to me. Even if its tumbled, are you willing to put down a few tons of it, and have your kid fall into it?
  10. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,206

    so how does new grass when we cut it before it seeds? ;)

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