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Old 04-11-2014, 08:38 AM
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Scotts Earthgro Mulch

Has anyone used Scotts Earthgro mulch (black). I'm need about 4+ pallets (240 bags) of it & have minimal complaints that some batches of it has not been holding its color. It on sale now at $2.50 each vs the normal $3.87.

The areas I'm mulching are pretty bare now.

Looking for comments on this mulch.

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Old 04-11-2014, 08:40 AM
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Has anyone used Scotts Earthgro mulch (black). I'm need about 4+ pallets (240 bags) of it & have minimal complaints that some batches of it has not been holding its color. It on sale now at $2.50 each vs the normal $3.87.

The areas I'm mulching are pretty bare now.

Looking for comments on this mulch.

Thanks
Where are you in md?
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:57 AM
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Scotts Earthgro Mulch

I've used it a few times on small properties that only need less than 1 cu yard. You get what you pay for. It's definitely not high-quality mulch. It has a few sticks and almost looks like a few ground-up wooden rake handles. My biggest complaint is it's been in a sealed bag and when you dump it it sometimes has white stuff on it. It's probably decomposing inside the bag because of the moisture. Depending on how they stored it when you dump it it will be wet And the dye will definitely stain everything. I don't remember how it performed in keeping it's color although I do believe they claim it lasts up to 12 months. I use this mulch for customers wanting a cheap price. Never use these on a high-profile customer's property.
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:59 AM
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Scotts Earthgro Mulch

They're cheap enough buy two bags and take a look at them if you like them by the pallets
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:01 AM
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Yeah I used one time for a tiny job. Complete trash IMO
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:23 AM
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scotts earthgo mulch

Here in Tennessee through the weekend they have it at Home Depot on sale at 5 bags for 10.00. I am going tomorrow to pick some up. Totally agree with 4slservices will not pass muster on upper level jobs, and generally you always get what you pay for. I personally though on a 1-10 scale I'd say it falls as a 4-5 range. you can do a lot better and a lot worse. At 2.00 a bag and needing as little as I do it is worth it to me. I'll have 20.00 in it with a few extra bags.

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Old 04-12-2014, 08:40 AM
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Everyone thanks for you input. I'm using it in VA.

Here's my dilemma I actually need about 3500 sq ft of mulch which equals out to

Cubic Yards of Mulch: 21.60 or
Number of 2 Cubic Foot Bags: 291.67.

I was going to use maybe use half (give or take) of that for my 1st inch for start, then finish with a higher quality mulch. Because the Scotts mulch is on sale!

Has any one done something like this before?

Any comments!
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:43 AM
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Everyone thanks for you input. I'm using it in VA.

Here's my dilemma I actually need about 3500 sq ft of mulch which equals out to

Cubic Yards of Mulch: 21.60 or
Number of 2 Cubic Foot Bags: 291.67.

I was going to use maybe use half (give or take) of that for my 1st inch for start, then finish with a higher quality mulch. Because the Scotts mulch is on sale!

Has any one done something like this before?

Any comments!
No you're wasting your time. Just get bulk 2 inches is fine
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:59 PM
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I already bought a pallet of it... I'll check out the bulk mulch. Thanks for the comments.

Also, what is your thoughts on bulk mulch quality?
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:10 PM
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Depends on who you buy it from. You want a quality double shred
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