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« on: April 04, 2005 01:20:45 PM »

Has anyone every used (recycled) glass mulch?
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2005 06:57:38 AM »

I'm assuming you mean GRASS and not GLASS....I use a grass catcher on my lawn mower, and have used the the clipping as mulch around my vegetables.  The excess clippings I throw in a compost pile.
Recycled glass gives me visions of broken shards from bottles and jars, and of a grandchild picking it up and cutting her hands.  And of my little Shih tzu walking on it and cutting up her little paws.
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2005 07:51:09 AM »

I actually meant glass.

In my research to make my own concrete/glass countertops, I've come across mfg that sell that glass aggregate for landscaping.

LOL, my coworker said the same thing!!! The glass is tumbled so there are no sharp edges.
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2005 08:08:53 AM »

That sounds like an interesting alterative to that white landscape rock.
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2005 01:23:53 PM »

Scrills,
I haven't personally used it but someone in our office used it on a landscaping job.

Here's what I know about it:
-I've seen it start at $16 for 50 lb bags. It's also sold by the ton.  I don't know what the cubic yard equivalents would be.  If you can find the recylcer directly, you'll save lots of money...but they might only sell wholesale.  It sounds like you've found a source??

 -It can look really cool or it can look like a garish updated version of  lava rock.  There are some wonderful colors though as I'm sure you've seen in your research for counter tops.  Looking at your house photos, you have a great sense of color!   I hope you'll post photos if you use it in the yard.

-Maya Lin (Vietnam Memorial) did an interesting project with glass outdoors called "Groundswell." 

      I REALLY hope you'll keep us posted if you end up making your own concrete countertops (with glass or without)!!  I loved the idea too of adding glass to concrete countertops but I became intimidated when I realized there would probably be some sanding involved and I didn't know how dangerous the tiny glass particulates might be...??
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2005 07:42:45 AM »

Thank you so much for all the info. I will definatley keep everyone update on all my projects. I have so many going on right now.

Most sources aren't local. So, I'm looking for one that is local to Cleveland so I don't have to pay for shipping.

AS for color, I am really torn. Some days I want clear, then red, then brown. I just can't decide.

You do have to be careful about the tiny particles. I know this from glass blowing. We try to avoid powders. I am think that making then upside down will help create a smooth surface. I am reading an article by Fu-tung Cheng and Eric Olson to learn more. wwww.creatingconcre tecounterops.com

Of to research Groundswells.....
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2005 12:44:57 PM »

Hmmm, Im having trouble conceptualizing....
Is it like marble mulch? WOW! I just got a great idea for something in my garden using marbles......
Can you post a link to some pictures?
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2005 05:13:17 PM »





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