Chocolate Mulch????

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by twins_lawn_care, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    I've been getting some things in the mail and have seen it at shows lately, and wonder if anyone has actually used this type of mulch. I guess it is basically the shell from the cocoa beans, and it's used as a mulch.
    Smells a lot better than manure!

    Just curious what kind of comments you guys have on it?
     
  2. theturfsurfer

    theturfsurfer LawnSite Member
    from mtka,MN
    Posts: 102

    Some of my customers have used it. I does have a distinctive smell. The only problem I have with it is it doesn't like to have a leaf blower used on it. The smell lessens over time.
     
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    If I remember correctly it is quite expensive
     
  4. JKOOPERS

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,259

    i think its stupid to use something like that unless you bag the whole property . also its its too light
     
  5. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    Yes it smells nice, but if that's the reason the customer would want to use, it's not worth it. The aroma doesn't stick around long enough.
     
  6. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    Mostly we use is in annual beds and perrenial beds. It smells like a Hershey Bar which makes sense. It is a bagged product. It is light but at the same time it is not a bed we blow out every week.
     
  7. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,254

    Yeah I have seen the stuff way to light you will lose alot of it with high winds. I would say it is best used for smaller indoor applications JMO
     
  8. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Doesn't that mulch kill animals if they ingest it?
     
  9. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    They are nice because they don't build up each year like mulch does. Yes, they are bagged and the shells are light. Most people here just use regular mulch.
     
  10. old dog

    old dog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 213

    My experience is-never spit in the wind and don't use cocoa hull mulch where it is windy.
    As with most goog smelling mulches,it lasts only a little while.If someone is having
    a fancy to-do,such as a wedding or reception,it helps keep odors pleasant outside.
     

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