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Mulch Color

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Braveheart, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. Braveheart

    Braveheart LawnSite Member
    Posts: 120

    What do you find to be the most popular color your customers request in mulch installation jobs?

    Please list the most popular color and state you are from as this seem to make a difference.

    Red - Florida
     
  2. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,998

    Myrtle Beach SC-brown for residential and red for Dr's offices.
     
  3. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,227

    Brown-Connecticut
     
  4. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 826

    Georgia - Pine straw is the most popular mulch here since it's so plentiful.

    For Hardwood mulch - Brown or Black

    Red.... Yuck, makes me want to vomit. Same goes for cypress mulch... Ewww.
     
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,440

    Doing my best to change this. I changed many to brown and black this year.
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  6. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    Black has been the big thing the past few years. Red was big before that.
     
  7. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,718

    Knoxville, mostly brown hardwood, 2Nd would be black hardwood. I haven't put any red down in a few years.
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  8. Clippers PLS

    Clippers PLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,058

    northern va, mostly brown and black but see some red every once in a while
     
  9. thethirstymoose

    thethirstymoose LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    I talk my customers out of the dyed mulches or wood chips I will call them, I try to use a dark cedar mulch, just because it takes longer to fade
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  10. dig419

    dig419 LawnSite Member
    from maine
    Posts: 46

    black 95 % hemlock 5% --- maine
     

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