Anyone tried dying mulch yourself?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Royalslover, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. Royalslover

    Royalslover LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have any of you guys dyed your own mulch.
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
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    mulch majic works good...................
  3. miacharger

    miacharger LawnSite Member
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    What color are you trying to get? I have sucessfully colored mulch red using iron oxide, it's my secret for mulching around pine trees to lower soil Ph.
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    red mulch is ugly.
  5. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
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  6. Royalslover

    Royalslover LawnSite Senior Member
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    Was it cost effective? Does it hold color well? Was it hard to do?
  7. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Posts: 784

    my experince on dying mulch was that u had to purchase a dying attachment for the grinder. it mixes while you grind, then you have to cover it for 3 days. it can not get wet by any means otherwise the dye wont stay.
  8. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    I dont know a whole lot about dying mulch, but i can attest to the fact it needs to be covered after being died. we have a mulch blower unit, and for some reason if we blow mulch in a steady rain the color tends to run right out!

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