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Old 28th November 2008, 01:34   #1
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Default Cheap ground cover

So I came up with this new, easy to make and cheap ground cover. Here's the tutorial on how to make the ground cover.

1. First of all you need to buy florists foam (not exactly sure what they call it)
I had bought this block as is pictured for $1.40 can. (the blocks are about 3 in.x4 in.x 8 in.)



2. Once you have bought the foam you can begin crushing it in a bucket or box.



3. You can then go on crushing it with your hands untill there are no chunks.



4. And there you have it! Ground cover! (3 blocks equal 16 cups of ground cover after crushing)



Hope you alll like! I would like to hear what you think and also if you have any advice.

I'll post some pics later on of the trees that I will make using the ground cover.
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Old 28th November 2008, 08:08   #2
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Looks like a great idea thanks for posting. Will have to go out and buy the wife some flowers and insist that they are in the green stuff.
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Old 28th November 2008, 08:18   #3
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Thanks for passing on the idea.
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Old 28th November 2008, 12:12   #4
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Great idea has loads of potential and cheap
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Old 28th November 2008, 14:22   #5
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Those blocks also come in brown. A couple of years ago I decided my wife needed a new blender. The old one makes the chopping up quicker and more uniform, although it does need breaking up into farly small pieces.

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Old 28th November 2008, 17:58   #6
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Those blocks also come in brown. A couple of years ago I decided my wife needed a new blender. The old one makes the chopping up quicker and more uniform, although it does need breaking up into farly small pieces.
Hey John, as you said I have bought a brown foam block I am still trying to mix the two colors to come up with a darker green. Also I would be surprised if your blender did not work, as I can stick my finger half way through the block without hardly any effort. As I said in my post I am going to hopefully post some pics of a couple trees.

Thanks for all the comments everyone!
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Old 28th November 2008, 19:37   #7
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alright so here's some pics of a couple trees I made using the ground cover and I also have some pictures of the mixed ground cover.

Sorry about the letters they're sort of going backwards haha but anyways B is
the foam that I had pictured in the first place, A is the brown foam I had mentioned to John, and C,D,E are A and B mixed together to make darker shades of green I'm still wanting to make a more lush green yet, so we'll see what I come up with.



Here's a couple trees I made using the groundcover, I would like to mention I used "TILEGUY's" method of making pine trees and it works awesome!



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Old 28th November 2008, 20:46   #8
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That stuff is called oasis
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Old 28th November 2008, 22:16   #9
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I just came up with a way to color the foam in order to have a more lush ground cover along with any other ground covering color you want! I will post a how-to later on when I have time.
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Old 28th November 2008, 22:43   #10
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Nice work Levi.
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