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Dying Tanbark

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GarPA, Mar 16, 2002.

  1. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,585

    Back in Jan 2001 Kutnkru posted a note on a company that sells a product to darken up faded tanbark. A number of my customers have at least 3 inches on their beds because of the non stormy winter and to put more on top is a waste of money. I plan to cutlivate it at least.

    Does this dye work? last? injure plants? cost how much?
    Have you actually used it and what happens after a month or so?
    Theres something about "painting tanbark" that sounds a little weird to me.
    Thanks much
  2. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    First off I assume you are talking about mulch. Never heard of tanbark. I guess kinda like Jim Lewis and barkdusting. Second I have used the Lesco mulch spray and it works pretty good. You can dilute or make it as strong as you want. It lasted about 3 or 4 months and then it started to fade back to the original color of the mulch. Close up it does look a little odd but from 15 feet or more it looks really nice. Sure beats spreading all that stuff. You do have to be careful around sidewalks as it will stain.

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