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I can’t tell you how many times we are asked to apply mulch in a season and with that often comes the request for “Chocolate”, “Red”, “Gold”, “Orange”…thankfully, no one has requested “Purple”, or “Blue”…although, they do exist!
About a year ago, I took a stand and said–NO MORE. We will not voluntarily offer painted mulches. Why…because. Not all mulch is created equal and if you are willing to spend extra money (above the cost of a standard natural wood mulch)for something that is inferior, then quite frankly–I have a mountain in New Orleans that I would like to sell to you. Through many conversations with clients I have been able to educate them to the purpose of putting down mulch and why colored mulches may not be in their best interest. My crusade is paying off, we currently only have 3 clients who have not willingly switched to either Hemlock, Shredded Oak, or a Mixed Hardwood Mulch. In 2013 we will have zero, as we simply will not provide colored mulches at all.
I was about to write a carefully crafted blog about “WHY” we do not feel colored mulches are appropriate when I stumbled upon this fine article. Not a fan of rebuilding the wheel….here it is in it’s entirety…I could not agree more or have written it better myself!
Taken from Nature’s Way website, an...
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