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Glass Mulch looks pretty good

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by soloscaperman, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
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  2. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    ;hardwoods only thanks
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    It looks good in the right conditions, and I would venture to say that out of all the landscapes done in the nation, only 1% of them done might have the right situation for glass.

    The problem with it is that it's too small and light and will move around real easily, making it harder to maintain.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    That's going to run into some serious money.
  5. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,045

    $350 for one yard and shipping is extra. I can see this at Hotels or casino's. My friend is buying it and I am going to take pics to see how it looks and maybe try it at my Million dollar homes. I am worried when it comes to it getting discolored. I was thinking just use a power washer with a mixture of windex. You can also make money maintaining the appearance of the glass mulch every so often.

    I would not use it in a spot that floods or near tree's.
  6. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
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    Imagine at night with the lighting hitting it!!!!


  7. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    I think it would work out great for some small jobs around the house, like fire pits. But honestly, for most landscapes, it just wouldn't look right. The colors are too vivid for the majority of landscapes. But places like amusement parks would really look good with this product.

    But you also have to take into consideration the price of this stuff. Even though you won't have to replace it ever, how long will it take to pay for itself over buying regular mulch/wood chips?
  8. SoloSulkySurfer

    SoloSulkySurfer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 224

    Cool, I used rubber mulch for a landscape job once. I have seen mulch made from coffee beans a while back to.
  9. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Messages: 2,869

    How sharp are the edges could be a liability issue? Plus puts out a lot of heat could burn someone walking barefoot.
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I'm not disagreeing, it does look pretty.

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