As part of my insane one-day blitz of completing as many projects I could fit, I tackled the new planting bed at our front entrance. I managed to get into it early, before the peak heat of the 4th hottest day ever in Phoenix (119˚) It was still a miserably hot experience. We planted the flowers a couple weeks ago, so today was a border and mulch install day.
I tried out a couple recycled tire-rubber products, both for the border and for the the mulch. it was fairly easy stuff to work with and looks great. EcoBorder is a flexible, crumb-rubber molded edging, that comes in 4' sections and includes all the necessary hardware. It's great for free-form curves and uneven terrain. Rubber Mulch is actually shredded, colorized bits of tires. I chose the products for low-maintenance, the recycled aspect, and for the fact that I wouldn't be laying out a buffet of munchable wood, right where I had found subterranean wood-eating insects feasting on our front port overhang.
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Creating a Flower Bed Using Recycled Materials
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Published July 1st, 2013 8:18 AM
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