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McDonnalds mulch

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by plow kid, Apr 8, 2001.

  1. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
    Posts: 516

    McDonnalds Red,
    Everybody wants it, and in my opinion it looks like schitt.
    the dye gets on everything, your hands, truck/trailer, tools, the lawn and driveway, and it floats around when it rains heavy. But it seems like the hottest thing around here, the local supply yard is moving 100+ yards a week right now :eek: , is it taking off by anyone else?
     
  2. skyphoto

    skyphoto LawnSite Member
    Posts: 221

    Oh yes its the in thing.....next year it will be blue! They started to use it in some of he uppercrust homes around here now all the jones's want to be like the other jones's!
    I dont push it but people will ask then I have to use it.
    It is a considerable amount more /yd but that dont stop anyone around here!?@#?@#?

    If ya couldn't tell I dislike it too!!!!
    Peace!
     
  3. greens1

    greens1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    I agree with you plow kid. A bed needs red mulch like a lawn needs a pink flamingo.
    Jim L
     
  4. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,073

    Yes,

    It is absolutely horrible. My favorite is when they build a brand new, red brick commericial building, and then put that red junk in all of the beds around it. It is just very unnatural.

    For some reason, I can see in a couple of years a study coming out that says the dyes used to make the stuff contain cancer causing fibers and kids playing in it have brain tumors . That would be about how things go in this world.

    steveair
     
  5. racerdave

    racerdave LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    The best way to rid this ugly stuff is to claim that it causes global warming. Or, maybe we can say it was developed by Republican operatives. It seems most claims aren't based on real science anymore, so I think we could get away with this. :)
     
  6. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    it was a big hit around here a few years ago, but people are finally realizing spruce color is better. most people are switching back to the normal stuff. hopefully this wave of mulch color is heading your way and the red will die out.
     
  7. E-man

    E-man LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 136

    We have it all here red, black, cocoa, blue ,and purple after seeing the blue and purple red doesnt seem that bad anymore.
     
  8. Grateful11

    Grateful11 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    It's just like those tackier than crap icicle lights people put on their houses and never take down. Everybody thinks they have to have them.
     
  9. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
    Posts: 516

    Blue? :eek: ...... Purple? :eek: ......... You will never see that crap in any of the trucks that I have.

    Another thing that is taking off is Cedar mulch it is suposed to last 5+yrs and is 52 bucks a yard
     
  10. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    Here the big thing at D&D, Mickey D's etc is chipped pallets dyed red, suppose its so the cigarette butts will filter thru and be hidden lol.
     

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