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Scotts Earthgro Mulch

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by apache, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. apache

    apache LawnSite Member
    from md
    Posts: 23

    Ok thanks for you feedback.
     
  2. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,855

    You're going to layer it with two different mulches? It's going to cost you more in labor than you'll save.

    Bags are great because they save time, and easier clean up. I don't have a dump truck, so on big mulch jobs the easy unload of bags makes a huge difference. Also no time spent shoveling it into wheelbarrows.

    But using Scott's hd stuff is a bad idea for such a big job, that's obviously going to pay big money. I've used it for the cheapo customers (that I'm phasing out or waiting for their homes to sell) that want their house nice for viewing.

    Did one last week withit, real inconsistent and overall garbage.
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    Last edited: Apr 13, 2014
  3. SRT8

    SRT8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CA
    Posts: 1,267

    Just like others have stated, its not the nicest. Color fades within a couple months. We still spread about 75 pallets a year of the stuff. Some properties are so big that they dont have the budget to spread quality mulch. We will spread nice mulch in the front of the property and along the leasing path and the rest of the site will have Scotts.
    Has anyone used the 'Naturescapes' bagged mulch?
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  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,087

    Yeah that's like a cross between paper machete and pine straw

    I pay in the 10s for a high quality double shred how much do you guys pay?
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  5. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,855

    I wish i could get mulch that cheap. Prices are so over inflated here, dyed hardwood goes for $30-37 a yard. I could get it cheaper from a local manufacturer, but I have nowhere to store it.

    This is why I switched to bags this year, 40 for dyed hardwood, 47 for cedar (cedar is $45 bulk). I can store and resell leftovers, I can spread way faster and make up the extra product cost in saved labor.

    I only buy mulch straight from a manufacturer though, the suppliers are just insane with prices
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  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,087

    We have it trucked in semi at a time from 3 hours awAy
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  7. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,855

    Would do it, but no where to store it and nothing to load it with. It's hands down the smartest way to operate if you have the resources to do it.
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  8. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,103

    It is absolutely terrible. It is not shredded and the color sucks. It is more or less chips. You want double or triple shredded black mulch. I get 2 cubic foot bags for smaller jobs for $3.28 a bag at grey goose farms in montgomery county off of 108. Super nice finely shredded and dark black. There bulk mulch is very nice also.
     

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