William Bronson wrote: I see this coming up a lot.
Plastic mulch seems to work.
The downsides seem to revolve around how it's born and how it does.
Oh, and anything it leaches out in between.
Given that plastic seems to be found everywhere,we could just shrug it off, but how about finding alternatives instead?
~Silage plastic is super durable, so it will last a long time.
~Hardboard is exploded/compressed wood fibers, and lasts a long time in contact with the ground.
~Basalt fabric could last a lifetime
I only have direct experience with hardboard.
It's the stuff pegboardis made of.
I lay it down for to suppress weeds/mud.
It doesn't roll up,and at 10 -12 bucks for a 4x8 sheet it's s lot more expensive than plastic, but it does last for years.
I would be interested in how remediation would go with that. Would oyster mushroom slurry work to break down the plastics in the soil?