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landscaping boulders

It's something like hypertufia, but I can't find it on the net. Anyone?
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landscaping boulders

Oh I'm sorry, I'm looking for this stuff anyone know about it? Hypertufia?

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Here ya go...

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Medium rare for mine... :lol:

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Okay, someone had to ask the question: What would someone use Hypertufa for? (As apposed to using cement)

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Looks better and I think it's much nicer for plants (not as limey)... Looks better too. Makes a nice planter...

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So it's just an aesthetics thing?

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hypertufa

Mostly yes, Opa; it also doesn't have to be kiln-fired like clay, good for those who don't have a kiln or one big enough for the job. They suck watts like you wouldn't believe and get so hot, I'd be afraid to have one in the house (unless you used it for heating, as well... :wink: ). I suppose it can be dyed different colours, like cement, but the directions I've seen don't go there. That's all I know.

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Yes, it's aesthetic, but the broken rough surface is much better for root development (roots tend to bifurcate rather than circle...)

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most of the people i see that use it just do it b/c it looks better.

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I suspect you are right, TD, but it's also a lot lighter...

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Weighs less

Also, it weighs a lot less. Easier to move around when you have to. It's being used more and more in construction these days because of its insulating properties.

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