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Discussion in 'Network: North' started by 93Chevy, Feb 18, 2011.

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  1. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You should be hit in the head with a rubber mallet for putting down rubber mulch.

    This is what kills me...
    Throw a tire in the woods and you've just committed an atrocity against nature.
    Shred the same tire and put it in your flowered and you're a flippin' HERO because you're "recycling".

    Dumb.

    Anyway, I'm no tree hugger - I just hate rubber much because it's stupid.

    ;)
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  2. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do you do landscaping installs? It's what the customer wanted, not my first choice but I'm getting paid well to do whatever I'm told.

    I net over 4 figures on this job and it took a day with 3 guys. Not going to complain.
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  3. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
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    To be quite honest, it looks good and it's a recycled product :hammerhead:
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  4. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I understand. Was just busting yer balls.
    I hate that crap. calling it recycling doesn't change the fact that you're putting garbage on the ground that isn't biodegradable. It's not mulch, it's rubber and is as much "recycling" as is pouring used motor oil onto the ground.
    ;) "from the earth, back into the earth" as my neighbor likes to say. LOL
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  5. DClawncare

    DClawncare LawnSite Member
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    I dont recommend rubber mulch just for the fact its for the most part once and done. Not to mention its so expensive. I have put it down though.
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  6. Pressedun

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    Mulch isn't always organic in nature. Mulch can be anything that is put on soil to suppress weeds and retain moisture. In some schools of thought, mulch can consist of stone or plastic sheeting and not just your "typical" mulch.

    I agree it's not the best choice but I wasn't really looking for an explanation as to why it's not a good product for planting beds. :laughing:

    I understand, tires are going to be readily available for many many more years to come, why not lay it down and have it look nice?
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  7. OakNut

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    It looks nice until it doesn't - just like regular mulch. But unlike regular mulch, it's a PITA if you want to change things up, or something. It's rubber - it doesn't...

    Nevermind. This isn't something worth rambling on about. ;)


    Glad you made money off it. :)
     
  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It just didn't feel right coming home dry today, so I turned the garden hose on myself.

    :D
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  9. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd much rather get wet than deal with the oppressive heat and humidity. I can't take it anymore...I'm moving to North Dakota
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  10. JimsLocalLawn

    JimsLocalLawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Lost 3 customers this week because I wouldn't cut it shorter than 2.5"!!! One guy told me how I should cut grass like his neighbor - basically scalping it to the dirt... :laugh:

    One lady said I did so great but 2 days later it looked like it needed cut again - yup that happens when we get 5 days of rain... grass grows, as if you never would of expected that to happen!

    I just don't get it... oh well I guess you can't win them all
     

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