Human Hair Makes Great Mulch

SmartGrow mat.

An example of a SmartGrow mat. Courtesy of SmartGrow hide caption

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After spending 18 years as a hair stylist, Phil McCrory got an idea. He developed "SmartGrow" — mats woven from human hair. The product is becoming a popular organic alternative to chemical herbicides. Get the full story from McCrory himself — plus, an explainer from plant pathologist Dr. Aaron Palmateer from the University of Florida.

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