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    Serendipity rules. Today me and my allotment chum were discussing what to do about weedy paths between beds, and I mentioned carpet, but wasn't really happy with the idea. A light bulb went on above her head, as she remembered cylcing past a fly-tipped pile of Astroturf on the way there. Three trips later we had enough to make our paths. It's got to be weed-proof, will not rot, super durable, and blends beautifully with the surroundings. Have been advised they use salt, so we'll be rinsing it off. Apart from that, I can't see any drawbacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverfork View Post
    Serendipity rules. Today me and my allotment chum were discussing what to do about weedy paths between beds, and I mentioned carpet, but wasn't really happy with the idea. A light bulb went on above her head, as she remembered cylcing past a fly-tipped pile of Astroturf on the way there. Three trips later we had enough to make our paths. It's got to be weed-proof, will not rot, super durable, and blends beautifully with the surroundings. Have been advised they use salt, so we'll be rinsing it off. Apart from that, I can't see any drawbacks.
    Chuffed!
    Astroturf usually has a fine grade of sand brushed into the fibres on the pitch. I wouldn't fancy playing on it if salt was used because one of its downfalls is that players get 'carpet burns' if they go to ground!

    Carpet burns with salt rubbed into them sounds wonderful!

    As you say though, it would make excellent paths!

    PS The third and forth generation pitches use rubber crumb infill, it's a shame some of that hadn't been fly tipped also!
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    Hi

    I just mow my paths with a push mower from freecycle.
    Its easy, and its good exercise.

    Tigerella

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