While taking a break from my Georgia Garden this spring, we ventured to one of my favorite places being Charleston, South Carolina. I showed you that fun time and shared a Ghost Story with you a while back.
While on the journey even though only a 2 and half hour drive, we had to make a Pit Stop along the return home. That happens if you have yummy Mango Margaritas before you head home. Thank you so much Saint for being the coke drinker and getting us silly people home safely. You did earn your "Saint" title that trip!
Before I ever made it to the restroom, I spotted this strange mulch in the flower beds. I did not think to snap a picture of the flower beds as my attention span was captured by the mulch. Not sure if you can read the small lettering on this sign so I will print the words for you...
The State of SC collects $2.00 for each tire commercially sold in the state. Fees are deposited into a trust fund and used to clean up and recycle waste tires. The rubberized landscape mulch used throughout this rest area was produced from waste tires which were illegally dumped within the nine counties listed above. The tire-derived landscaping mulch provides a high quality, long lasting product which serves on as an alternative to traditionally organic mulch materials.
I am not sure about this type mulch but do highly believe in the concept of this recycling attempt. I would think that the chemicals (oil) used to make the tires may harm the plants. Maybe they do something to take the oils out of the recycled tire or maybe the oil is good for a plant. I have not researched this type mulch but have noticed bags of rubber mulch in some Garden Centers lately.
Have any of you Garden Bloggers used this type material in your gardens or researched it at all? I will stick to my pine straw as I love the look of it and the nutrient value it has for my acid loving plants. I have to replenish it yearly where this rubber mulch would last probably forever! Hum, I wonder if this is good for a garden?
I am confused (uneducated) with the TIRE RECYCLING IN SOUTH CAROLINA, that's going on In the Garden...