I visited a elementary school garden today and was shocked
to see them trying to use fine tire shreds to control weeds in the pathways around
their raised beds. They had just moved about 5 yards into the garden site with
another 35 yards waiting to be moved in. It was originally donated for under the
playground equipment to replace old wood chips…as the cost of these tires
shreds is high to replace .. the school decided not to put it in… so what
to do with it? Put it in the garden to try to control the grasses in the pathways
about 4-6” think!
My questions are:
has anyone used this product before for this purpose?
Has there been any studies on leaching of toxins from the shredded
tires? ...also in the process of moving the shreds much was spilled into the corn
planting area and now the plants will grow in it…and as an extra feature
it has that pleasant rubber smell to it L
I cant imagine when the temperature gets up to 107 what it
will be like for this year round school…
School officials say that it is approved for playground use….i
cant imagine that is approve for around edibles..i know what my gut feelings
are on this… but need some more info on this before the school will have
to pay to have it removed.
Thanks for the feed back