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Old 07-26-2010, 12:54 AM
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Theres way to many negatives to dyed mulch. I try talking everyone out of it.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:15 AM
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Hmm, it's strange but I read somewhere a bunch of reviews for a certain product that everyone liked. I'm wondering if it's all bad, or some brands are good or better than others,?
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:17 PM
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We started with solo backpack sprayers, went to 50 gallon sprayers, then to 3 gallons spray docs, and finally to 1 gallon B&G stainless steel sprayers that the pest control guys use($210.00 each at Lesco)The unit shuts off at the tip so there is no dripping and with the fine mist you get the right coverage.
I'm just getting into this service & though it's an old thread I wanted to say thanks 'cause reading your progression thru sprayers will save me some time & money since my first move was going to be a backpack sprayer. I'll be shopping for the B & G today.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:33 PM
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So how is the mulch spraying coming along Adam?
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:05 AM
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So how is the mulch spraying coming along Adam?
I would like to know too.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:54 PM
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Don't they sell allready dyed mulch in your areas, here in Pa dyed brown, black and red are very popular here. But I normally used plain premium bark mulch most of the time.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:43 PM
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They do but sometimes no more mulch is need but needs freshing up. Just a idea.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:01 PM
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So how is the mulch spraying coming along Adam?
I have a tendency to drag my feet when customers aren't demanding something. I really like to know what I'm doing beforehand. Back in May I had ordered a gallon of dye from Envirocolor & the "Pinestraw color" was pretty sorry. I wasn't real enthused about pursuing the service until here lately when a 1400 bale pinestraw semi trailer came in & looked like trash. I'm rather embarassed to sell it since there's little to no color to it & the bales are chock full of sticks.
So I started shopping again for dye & ordered three 2.5 gallon jugs.
Here's the colors I chose:
Pine Straw Brown
Red
Dark Walnut

I have two options on the table & I like both although one of them requires a whole lot more work than the other.
1.Topical sray mulch as this thread describes
or
2. Solution dye this junky looking straw by breaking bales that haven't already come apart (terrible straw bales all around), Sun-drying & rebaling.
Here's a pic, let me know what you think.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:37 PM
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The color looks good. I wonder how long it will last though. Solution 2 sounds like alot of work. Is anyone else in your area offering pre-dyed pine straw?
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:21 PM
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