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Old 08-27-2012, 04:44 PM
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How to make bulk mulch?

seems pretty simple, but i'm sure there is a lot more that goes into is it done? if you look at good supply yards, they have a uniform size to the wood in the mulch, it wasn't just thrown into a wood chipper and called you have to stay away from possibly diseased wood? certain types of wood? how about the dye, how is that process done?

thanks for any input
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:52 PM
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Good mulch is made from hardwood trees then aged for a while.
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Several things go into the process. First is to source large amounts of wood products. Next is your first grind through a mulching/grinding machine Next is to let it sit and decompose for several months. During this time it is good to turn or agitate the material a few times to help with the process. After this decomposing process you then will grind the material again using a finer screen in the machine. After this and depending on the type of material being used you will then need to run it through a trommel screen to get uniform material. After all this you can then add a dye or coal ash to color your mulch. The more popular colors would be natural, brown, red or black. I hope this helps, if nothing else I just bumped an old thread.
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