coal instead of wood mulch for landscaping

coal instead of wood mulch for landscaping

PostBy: Aunt Throsite On: Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:53 pm

I know this was posted a couple of years ago, but I'm wondering if there's been any follow up or any new posters that are using coal for landscaping instead of wood mulch? I love the look of black, absolutely will NOT use dye and am hearing horror stories about wooden mulch. Cocoa mulch also gets moldy if it's wet too long. So what's the story on using coal in flower beds pea sized. Anyone?
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Re: coal instead of wood mulch for landscaping

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:01 am

Welcome to the FORUM my friend :) Go to upper right corner ( search box) type in--coal mulch, hit search-- walla, there ya are
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Re: coal instead of wood mulch for landscaping

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:45 am

One of the issues I see is that fresh shiny coal will get a dull film on it over time. It may also get a bluish tint over time, it's similar to the color you might see when oil is on water.

You may even be able to get blue coal if you wanted it. You'd find this anywhere where a lot of water is dripping onto the same pieces of coal for a very long time. For example over at Hudson they have pockets and the coal goes across a screen with water jets. A lot of coal ends up on the ground under the chutes and it always has water going on it and it gets that blue tint.
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Re: coal instead of wood mulch for landscaping

PostBy: Aunt Throsite On: Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:40 am

Thanks for your help, guys!

Sorry about the large font. It was late when I posted and my eyes were tired ;)
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