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Mulch renovator spray?????

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by MOW ED, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    I found zip in a search. Anyone know of a product that you spray on the mulch to make it look new again. I know there is something out there but I cant remember the name. Does it last and for how long. Also what is the cost and how easy is it to use?

    Lots of questions. I have a cheap customer that wants it to look good but not pay 50 a yard to recap.
  2. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    We used it before! Doesnt come close to any mulch we sell but if your touching up a area you need to do all the mulch in the area! It will be good for a inexpensive replacement!
  3. T. Matthews

    T. Matthews LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    I have used it. It works ok as long as it is not in a irrigated area. I used a mircle grow sprayer attacthed to a garden hose, but be careful it stains.
  4. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    Thanks T I forgot to say it stains real bad!!!

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 555

    lesco sells a product called NU-MULCH I have used it and it works well but is no substitute for the real thing
  6. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    "mulch magic" comes in red for cypress/cedar, brown for hardwood pine. it is available from landscapers supply in 1/2 gallon concentrate for 30 bucks or so. they are on the web, and have catalog ads in Turf or Pro magazine. you mix it about 1-6 ounces per gallon of water in your backpack. another product, "bark renew" attatches to the end of the hose and does a better job of maintaining color than changing it. I have dumped a quart in my tank when treating my beds at my home 2x per year w/ 25 gallons of pre-emergent/bug/fungicide/fert/iron as well. it does about 1200 sq. ft of beds and costs 10 bucks per hose end applicator. thier number is 1-800-234-6437 I still mulch 2x per year as mulch decomposes. these products just help it look great between topdressing. Dave g

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