old jute backed carpet
This may sound stupid but here goes:
You know how there are the lawn edgers made from recycled chopped up tires? Why couldn't a person take an old jute backed carpet and flip it over so the jute side is up, cut it into 6 or 8 " wide strips and use as is or for that matter spray paint the jute whatever color you want? Maybe seal it with an exterior clear coat?
I dunno, so I thought I'd throw the question out there and see what y'all thought about it.
Maybe use it around tree bases instead of spending 20 bucks for chopped up tires shaped in a circle!