Commercial Grade Mulch????

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by PopCorn, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. PopCorn

    PopCorn LawnSite Member
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    Messages: 2

    Is there such a thing as commercial grade mulch? If so, did you ever use it, and is it better then regular mulch? :)
  2. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Never heard of it. Mulch is mulch. IF the customer is happy I am happy. I could sell you some Comercial Grade Mulch if you want but it is 3-4x the price of regular mulch and it looks the same. :laugh:
  3. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    sildoc nailed it.. mulch is mulch mulch is nothign more than shreded trees ... so how do you get commercial mulch what makes it better than regular mulch? If you find a "commercial grade" mulch let me know i might be interested after i sell you my bridge in arizona. LOL seriously its all the same thing man dont let someone fool you and try and charge you more for it ... there isnt such a thing.
  4. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    The "commercial grade" designation may just be how it is named... One of the mulch suppliers not too far from here sells a product called "Homeowner's choice". It's pretty close to the same mulch that we get from a different supplier that's named "Premium hardwood".

    The only true differences when it comes to hardwood bark mulch are how many times it's been shredded (i.e.- how big are the chunks), and whether or not it's been dyed.

    Something tells me that the "commercial" grade mulch in question has some large chunks.:)

  5. PopCorn

    PopCorn LawnSite Member
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    Messages: 2

    Thanxs for the replies. I actually saw it in a landscape pamphlet that was in Home Depot, I never heard of it. I guess that could be it then D Felix :)

    Thank you
  6. Adamma Landscape Group

    Adamma Landscape Group LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    What your customer means by Commecial Grade Mulch is mulch from a Bulk Landscape Material dealer as opposed to mulch from a Home Improvement Store.
  7. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    there are some mulches that are certified. IE certied to be free of pathogens, bacteria, and of uniform size and shape. But that is mostly for Playground and Daycare purposes. Not cheap either....

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