Mulch dye

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Hardy Enterprises, Mar 27, 2001.

  1. shooterm

    shooterm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 457

    Theres way to many negatives to dyed mulch. I try talking everyone out of it.
     
  2. Jasonn B

    Jasonn B LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Posts: 147

    Hmm, it's strange but I read somewhere a bunch of reviews for a certain product that everyone liked. I'm wondering if it's all bad, or some brands are good or better than others,?
     
  3. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 622

    I'm just getting into this service & though it's an old thread I wanted to say thanks 'cause reading your progression thru sprayers will save me some time & money since my first move was going to be a backpack sprayer. I'll be shopping for the B & G today.
     
  4. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,021

    So how is the mulch spraying coming along Adam?
     
  5. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,849

    I would like to know too.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  6. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male
    Posts: 1,692

    Don't they sell allready dyed mulch in your areas, here in Pa dyed brown, black and red are very popular here. But I normally used plain premium bark mulch most of the time.
     
  7. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,849

    They do but sometimes no more mulch is need but needs freshing up. Just a idea.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  8. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 622

    I have a tendency to drag my feet when customers aren't demanding something. I really like to know what I'm doing beforehand. Back in May I had ordered a gallon of dye from Envirocolor & the "Pinestraw color" was pretty sorry. I wasn't real enthused about pursuing the service until here lately when a 1400 bale pinestraw semi trailer came in & looked like trash. I'm rather embarassed to sell it since there's little to no color to it & the bales are chock full of sticks.
    So I started shopping again for dye & ordered three 2.5 gallon jugs.
    Here's the colors I chose:
    Pine Straw Brown
    Red
    Dark Walnut

    I have two options on the table & I like both although one of them requires a whole lot more work than the other.
    1.Topical sray mulch as this thread describes
    or
    2. Solution dye this junky looking straw by breaking bales that haven't already come apart (terrible straw bales all around), Sun-drying & rebaling.
    Here's a pic, let me know what you think.
    I have

    ResizedImage951378911473513.jpg

    091113121200.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2013
  9. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,021

    The color looks good. I wonder how long it will last though. Solution 2 sounds like alot of work. Is anyone else in your area offering pre-dyed pine straw?
     
  10. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 622

    Nobody local that is.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     

Share This Page