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Mulch Color

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Braveheart, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. ajk3536

    ajk3536 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    We process and sell a couple hundred thousand cubic yards a year in PA and heres how it comes out for us (hardwood, high % bark). Black - 25%, Double Ground Undyed - 18%, Cherry Brown - 17%, Chocolate Brown - 12%, Red 9% (most common products)
  2. JLC Lawn Care

    JLC Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 659

    70% Died Black
    29% Brown (mostly triple shred)
    1% Red
  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,569

    i don't do alot of mulch jobs but every one i've done they have wanted red.

    i wish they would stick with pine straw or brown.
  4. tacoforeveryone

    tacoforeveryone LawnSite Member
    Male, from Cincinnati, Ohio
    Messages: 27

    black - Ohio

    I tell people to try and pick a color that will have good contrast and will go along with the entire landscape.
  5. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,853

    Red is so tacky, my heart hurts while I'm putting it down.

    I try and sell dyed brown as much as possible. Black looks like burnt charcoal by July.
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  6. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,054

    Dark Brown - Connecticut
    Last edited: May 30, 2014
  7. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,745

    Dyed black.... put out 26 cu. yds. so far and 2nd place is river rock.
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,353

    Which bagged brand do guys find has the best color retention?
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  9. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,745

    I don't know if Lowe's does regional purchases, but if we do bags for small jobs (under 1 yd), Lowe's carries a brand (I forget the name) but it's bagged in Author, WV and it tends to stay "black" pretty long into the season before becoming a washed out dark grey.
  10. jones68

    jones68 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    I try to sell customers dyed mulch over natural mulch. I find the dyed colors last longer. As for colors I sell mostly black and brown with the rare red mulch install. I have had a few who wanted river or pearl rock this year.
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