Glass can be recycled and used creatively for landscaping a garden. It is beneficial environmentally as the glass is recycled instead of it piling in a landfill.
Places to Use Glass
On potted plants to create beauty and sparkle, though the glass should be used in small amounts. Many homeowners are using larger quantities of glass to create landscape designs on large surfaces e.g. gardens. The glass has been tumbled to eliminate sharp edges. Therefore, reducing the risk of harming someone thus being a perfect fit for gardening. With glass, you can create unique scenarios with imagination being the only limitation.
The following are the benefits of using glass as a landscaping option;
Glass used on the garden helps in the regulation of temperature and moisture. Glass is more suitable for plants grown in the grimy stony earth, but loosely packing the glass makes it adaptable to any environment.
Using recycled glass is safe for the environment and keeps it out of landfills. Recycling centers and trash dumps give away glass very inexpensively and in some cases for free. The downside of this may be your preferred color.
Artwork-In place of the traditional flower bed one can create creative visual artwork from the glass. With the spread of color, you can create birds, flowers, draw lines, etc. from the glass as a landscape for your flower bed.
The outlined setbacks of using recycled glass in gardening;
Limitations in plant types
Glass has extra weight compared to soil and generates more heat. This limits the plants that one can plant in the space occupied by the glass. For this reason, it is advisable to keep space landscaped by glass limited to create room to plant plants that cannot be grown in the glass.
To maintain the colors of glass looking fresh and vibrant one has to be prepared to blow out mud and leaves from the glass often, as given the location of the glass being on the ground debris will tend to come up, and leaves will always fall on the glass. Despite the regular blow out the color of the glass will always remain intact. However, the investment to maintain the glass is high.
The initial cost of putting glass is expensive thus a limitation to most budgets. Nevertheless, the final outlook of glass is stunning. The cost implication notably puts the use of glass to small spaces.