Mulch Re-Coloring - 30X CHEAPER than mulching!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by kirkmbrown2001, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hoping no one in my service area sees this! :) I am going to be marketing mulch re-coloring pretty heavily this year. I see this becoming a huge profit maker for my business.

    I created an infographic for mulch re-coloring:
  2. jequigle

    jequigle LawnSite Member
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    Have you tried Mulch ReNu? And what are your results from it?
  3. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have. I have not actually serviced any properties with it yet since I just found out about it at the end of last season. It is a great company to deal with and will give you a discount if you are going to be doing alot of business with them. As an "experiment" I sprayed all my mulch beds after my last lawn mowing. The color still looks very good after 2-3 months. I would say the product works as advertised. The only drawback with Mulch ReNu and all mulch colorants is that it stains. When I was applying it to my mulch beds, I had a handheld sprayer filled with water and just sprayed off any dye overspray on plants and concrete immediately before it dries. Overall, I am very pleased!
  4. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've used a mulch dye once and that was the last rime... I had to spray it 2-3 times and still the color didn't look right. If u accidentally walked in the mulch afterward or turned any of it over u could tell excatly where it didn't dye the bottom side.. made a huge mess and staiins everything it touches... id rather put new mulch down anyday vs this stuff till something better.comes out
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  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have used Mulch Dye but with several coats. Spray, rake, spray, rake, and spray one more time. By raking I would use a spring tine rake upside down and lightly rake over just enough to turn the Mulch over.
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  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i have some dye and was going to play with it this year at the shop, cuz we have a build up that would need removed if it was to be re mulched.

    the water can only is a great idea to wash off mistakes and overspray.

    i fugured raking was a must to try and coat better than once over the top.
  7. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm determined to locate a source for the colorant. I'm thinking I'll order a gallon from Envirocolor since they have a dye specifically made for pinestraw. I hate to trial & error another company's color options to find one that is suitable. Shipping is ridiculous but I guess I couldn't drive 400 miles for $20.
  8. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    this fits right in with painting lawns

  9. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i think re coloring could be good. there is always places that the mulch was too deep in teh first place, so you can dye it, fluff and re dye again and get another good season out of it.
  10. tripled

    tripled LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Did you ever fine a cheaper source?

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