GroundScape Recycled Tire Mulch

GroundScape turns car tires into color-fast mulch that actually looks a bit like bark mulch. We’re not quite sure what to make of it. It’s great to find a way to recycle tires (without turning them into hillbilly flowerpots), but the decay of natural mulch is beneficial to plants—this ground cover is designed specifically not to decay. Of course, wood mulch made from unsustainably grown trees isn’t high on our list, and we’d rather use a recycled product—if only it didn’t promise to stick around for at least 50 years. We’re more intrigued with the idea of using it as a children’s play surface, where splinter-prone wood mulch or hard gravel are both pretty bad ideas. Via Atomic Ranch ::GroundScape [by KK]