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Who likes to use red mulch, why?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Popper357, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Freshcut Lawn Care

    Freshcut Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    I did try that Jodi..I guess the picture is too big after all!

    Apparently, I missed the message!

    Thanks for the heads up! :waving:
  2. Adamma Landscape Group

    Adamma Landscape Group LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    Red mulch makes white and (red) brick colored houses come alive.
  3. Freshcut Lawn Care

    Freshcut Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    Jodi...Is there a way to reduce the size of the picture, so I can attach it?


  4. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,873

    Actually, Pine bark mulch looks better than both red mulch and hardwood mulch. More benificial to the soil also.
  5. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    You need to have an editing software program. I use dell picture studio, you can use paint, etc.
    If you don't, you can send it to me, and I'll reduce it for you at Probably29@yahoo.com
  6. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 649

    I've been selling the hell outa it .Layed more of it this year than ever!5to1.I have it at my home .It accents our home we have white brick baige siding an red shuttures whith Bright green grass . Don;t have time to show pictures but it does look good . As far as my clients they love it also.
  7. Envision

    Envision LawnSite Member
    Posts: 127


    I think that red mulch is on a downslide in KC. It seems to be appearing less and less, however I did install 4 yards of it today. I pulled out red lava rocks and placed red mulch as the customer was tired of the rocks. I personally prefer dark colored mulch.....

    I would guess that the popularity of red mulch has to do with the area that the contrator is in.
  8. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,254

    The only place I have used it at and thought it looked realy good was at the Joe Luis Arena hear in Detroit. It is the home of the RED wings and it went along vary well with the other landscaping and signage in the area. I have put it down a few other times but we hate working with it. if it is wet at all when we pick it up it will stain everything in sight. So when we are blowing against a light colored building we have to place card board on the wall as we go to keep it from staingin the building red.
  9. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Posts: 1,053

    Well all I can say is if the red mulch is not treated then watch out. Most of it is ground up pallets and such. Four years ago I had to put down two semi trailer loads and I would find wire, nails, plastic and all sorts of crap. Then there is the termite problem. If you put it up next to a house it will be like a snack before the main meal.

    They do sell cypress and the treated in red but it is more money. I never could figure out why the dark brown did not sell around here but red is king.
  10. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    Red mulch?? It doesn't "go" with anything, clashes hideously with most flower plantings, and the dye comes off on skin and clothes. Unless your house is the identical color (also kinda stange) red mulch doesn't give anyone viewing it the impression of a classy landscape. Mulch is not supposed to be the color of pickled sausage, it's supposed to mimic the appearance of soil.

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