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Apr 06, 2014, 06:08 PM
reuse broken slate
I am looking for ideas of how to use lots of broken slate that is left over from a floor installation.

I just can't stand the idea of just sending it to the dump. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
Apr 06, 2014, 06:58 PM
How about a garden path? You can get some ideas here:

BH&G has an excellent special interest publication on beds and borders which features various paths.

Or create little garden vignettes with a slate area surrounded by containers or a mix of flowers and ornamentals. Add an outdoor bench, arbor or trellis if you have them and you'll have a nice little seating area.

Alternately, if you want to spend the time to match the pieces, generally, by size and shape, you could create a patio.

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Apr 06, 2014, 08:13 PM
if it's not thick enough for walking purposes, use it as a mosaic.

sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
Apr 07, 2014, 12:08 AM
Mosaics area a good idea: there are some lovely mosaic designs created for tables as well as for inground designs. They could also be used on (heavy, sturdy) chairs and benches.

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