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dcjb
06-10-2012, 09:43 PM
has anyone had any problem with annuals dieing in the died mulch?

lazor-cut
06-10-2012, 09:48 PM
never. The weeds come back too.

JB1
06-10-2012, 09:50 PM
my mulch died to, may it rest in peace.

Mowingman
06-10-2012, 10:56 PM
Did it "die" a natural death, or was it killed in a robbery attempt or something?
Use "dyed" next time.

OakNut
06-11-2012, 12:53 AM
They dye may have nothing to do with it.

Google "toxic mulch".

Several years ago, I bought bagged mulch for my own flowerbeds.
We had planted annuals two, or three days prior to applying the mulch and the day after laying down the mulch, about 4 flats of flowers were D-E-A-D.

Apparently if mulch isn't processed properly, it gives off gasses that can kill nearby plants/grass.

kyia
06-11-2012, 03:41 AM
They dye may have nothing to do with it.

Google "toxic mulch".

Several years ago, I bought bagged mulch for my own flowerbeds.
We had planted annuals two, or three days prior to applying the mulch and the day after laying down the mulch, about 4 flats of flowers were D-E-A-D.

Apparently if mulch isn't processed properly, it gives off gasses that can kill nearby plants/grass.

Never knew that thanks for the info man.

McG_Landscaping
06-11-2012, 08:31 AM
only the "died mulch" will kill flowers. thus the name

grassman177
06-11-2012, 05:14 PM
Fantastic puns everyone, we know an lco that has seen the effects of toxic mulch around annuals though......not cool
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dcjb
06-11-2012, 08:07 PM
sorry about the spelling, you guys are rough. lol. but thanks for the information

terrapro
06-11-2012, 08:19 PM
Dyed mulch no but hot mulch yes will kill plants material. Usually it will be hot from decomposition. Back in the day they use to grind up pallets and call it hardwood mulch but now it is a federal law not to because of the arsenic.

lawns Etc
06-12-2012, 12:31 AM
Usually happens more with red colored mulch