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Old 05-28-2014, 03:40 PM
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We process and sell a couple hundred thousand cubic yards a year in PA and heres how it comes out for us (hardwood, high % bark). Black - 25%, Double Ground Undyed - 18%, Cherry Brown - 17%, Chocolate Brown - 12%, Red 9% (most common products)
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:23 PM
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70% Died Black
29% Brown (mostly triple shred)
1% Red
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:06 PM
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i don't do alot of mulch jobs but every one i've done they have wanted red.

i wish they would stick with pine straw or brown.
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:59 PM
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black - Ohio

I tell people to try and pick a color that will have good contrast and will go along with the entire landscape.
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:06 PM
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Red is so tacky, my heart hurts while I'm putting it down.

I try and sell dyed brown as much as possible. Black looks like burnt charcoal by July.
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Old 05-30-2014, 08:25 PM
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:09 PM
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Dyed black.... put out 26 cu. yds. so far and 2nd place is river rock.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:23 PM
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Which bagged brand do guys find has the best color retention?
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:42 AM
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Which bagged brand do guys find has the best color retention?
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I don't know if Lowe's does regional purchases, but if we do bags for small jobs (under 1 yd), Lowe's carries a brand (I forget the name) but it's bagged in Author, WV and it tends to stay "black" pretty long into the season before becoming a washed out dark grey.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:36 AM
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I try to sell customers dyed mulch over natural mulch. I find the dyed colors last longer. As for colors I sell mostly black and brown with the rare red mulch install. I have had a few who wanted river or pearl rock this year.
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