Ever heard of hypertufa? No? Well believe it or not it's a term used in many home and garden circles. And Chris Olsen tells you more about it in Today's Home.
I'm at a Home and Garden show and who did I run into? Kandy Jones! Now Kandy you make this wonderful product which is Hypertufa. Now, what is Hypertufa?
Kandy says, "Hypertufa is a lightweight rock that I make using Portland cement, Peat moss, sand and various other aggregates. It is absolutely wonderful for the garden because it's water permeable. It absorbs moisture and slowly gives it back to the plant if you use it for a planter. I have a Dogwood Tree that is over 80 years old. I made stepping stones underneath it and after two droughts and every tree in the neighborhood lost its leaves except mine."
But does it crack in the winter? Kandy says, "No not at all because it actually absorbs moisture and the total thing freezes."
What is it made of and how do you do it. Kandy says, "It's made of Peat moss, sand, Portland Cement and various other natural ingredients. You can use anything for a mold. From a Pizza box for a stepping stone and even a big ole leaf like I have here. So when you mix it together you just mix it until it becomes like a pasty consistency?
Kandy has a book that they can purchase that will tell them exactly how to do it at GarageSaleQueen.biz.
I like it what a perfect project you can do yourself and great for children to create as well. Kids go crazy. I love it and you can customize anything you want. So if you have nothing to do this weekend here's a perfect project for you.