Is there a risk of contaminating our water supply by using old carpet instead of landscape fabric for weed prevention?
I would like to use non rubber and non foam back, commercial grade carpeting (that would otherwise end up in a landfill site), instead of landscape fabric for a large landscaping project. The carpet would then be covered over with wood chips and rocks. We are situated on a well drained property so no risk of flooding here or standing water accumulating. We have a shallow well approximately 100 feet or more away from where we want to place the carpet.