Today I stained my mulch,

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by osc, Jun 5, 2000.

  1. osc

    osc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Lesco has a product called NuMulch that you mix with water and spray on with a hand held or backpack sprayer. I had seen stained mulch at a golf course and inquired at Lesco about it. They have a black and a red stain and today I mixed 1/2 oz. of red with 1/4 oz. of black and poured in 3 gal. of water and it yielded a dark red translucent color which looks surprising natural. <br>If you follow the instructions as written, the stain is more like paint and looks like like color enhanced mulch that you can buy in bags. It's not very natural looking. A<br>64oz. bottle of stain is $44 and change and goes a heck of a long way the way I mix it.<p>I don't know what the income potential is yet because this is experimental for me at this point. I am not trying to replace the idea of selling mulch but I would like my mulch jobs to hold up longer on the color.<p>By mixing red with black I got a color that is similar to an expensive grade cypress mulch.<br>Some before and after photos may in order here anyone wants to see this.
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
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    We so far back in da woots we ain't even gots a lecso stoe. Man whats up wi dat?<br>lecso lecso we neet a lecso<br>Homer
  3. osc

    osc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dial the 800 number and have it shipped. We can all be high tech rednecks.
  4. Tony S

    Tony S LawnSite Member
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    Yes, Yes. I would like to see the pics. I have considered using Mulch Magic Colorant from I was not aware that Lesco makes a similar product.<p>Tony S<br> <br><p><font size="1">Edited by: Tony S
  5. osc

    osc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Tony:<br>May take a day or two on pics.
  6. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    Hey osc, did ya get those pics yet? I mean you've had 4 years!!!LOL!

    Seriously though, if you have any pics, sure would like to see them. If not, maybe this spring you could snap some?

  7. TaylorLawn

    TaylorLawn LawnSite Member
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    Gogetter, I was considering my own experiement with the same type of product, just different company, I am very interested in seeing your results when you get a chance, I was also wondering if spraying a bed of pinestraw would help between pinestraw applications, Thanks! Eric
  8. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'd steer clear of any dye products in the rootzone areas of plants, unless your absolutely sure the dyes contain no petroleum based ingredients. JMO.
  9. TaylorLawn

    TaylorLawn LawnSite Member
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    Sorry, I guess I meant OSC.....
  10. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We use to "paint' lawns up in VA during the fall when they went brown ..... with the green dye Lesco has

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