Want to Use Coal for Landscaping, Instead of Tanbark/Mulch.

 
Jason B
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Post by Jason B » Sun. Jun. 30, 2019 6:56 am

snuffy wrote:
Mon. May. 07, 2018 7:25 pm
Cautionary note: Sulfur in the coal may etch orange coloring on concrete and nearby rock when exposed to rain and moisture over time. I'm considering the same idea as I need to slope a drainage area away from the foundation and it also will allow backup storage of nut coal if the market gets tight.
Did you ever do it??

 
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Post by snuffy » Sun. Jul. 07, 2019 7:28 pm

Still on the wish list waiting for dryer weather so I can dump about 5 tons of fine packed gravel with minimal effort.

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Post by Hoytman » Tue. Aug. 13, 2019 4:20 pm

Old thread...

...new/old solution...

...Walnuts...

Pick them up green, throw them in a pile until they turn brown. Pick them up again and put them in a bucket of water to "steep". I warn you...where rubber gloves or you'll regret it.

Wife can use it to dye her hair too. No kidding! My grandma used to to do it. Again, use caution because it has to wear off.

Walnuts are free...water is plentiful...so is time. Use them all wisely.

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