Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 9
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Copa Garbage in a bag
You get what you pay for with mulch. I loved the price of this product but then I got home to find plastic bags, wrappers and can tops in it. There was also an orange substance on some of the wood. I hope it is not mold/fungus. I am pretty sure that they get their "organic" compost from landscapers waste.
April 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by abqred Full of weed seeds
I bought a dozen bags of this and turned them into 3 of my vegetable beds. 10 days later, the areas where I used this compost are covered in weeds. They are the darker green bi-lobed plants you can see in the pictures. I can easily distinguish them from my tomatoes and black eyed peas, but my lettuce bed is ruined. The lettuce is a mix of 5 different types, and I can't tell which of the sprouts are the lettuce and which are the weeds.
I looked at the Nature's Way site. It states that "The heat of composting kills most weed seeds." I could cope with a few weeds, but as you can see from the pictures it's more than a few. These little plants are ONLY growing where I spread Nature's Way, so I'm sure they came from the compost. I will not purchase this brand again.
May 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ReviewedByJP Good To Go In AZ
I used this around 3 citrus trees in Phoenix last year. Saved water, had less weeds/grass under their drip lines, and the trees produced more fruit than ever in 10 years! This year, I'm adding more to the trees and I just did the rose garden with it.
No problems with foreign matter or large chunks of wood like others have reported. I have noticed something which may or may not be fungus/mold on the mulch - but in Phoenix it disappears in about 24 hours. If you live in a wet environment, this may be a problem - but not in the desert. (That's why it is only getting 4 stars. Count it as 5 stars if you are in the desert.)
Can't beat the price - and out of about a dozen bags used in the last 12 months - I have no complaints.
February 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bud71 Low quality; product is full of rocks and foreign objects like plastic
After spending several days preparing my garden beds (I scrape up any misc rocks that have surfaced over the year and turn the bed); I made two trips to HD and purchased @ 26 bags of this mulch.
I figured I let my two teen-age boys have the project at this point....unfortunately, when I went out to check them and they already had 22 bags down, I discovered that this compost mulch is full of small rocks! (1/2" - 1" in circumfrance).
I will avoid the foul language, but needless to say, I'd love to have the attention of the CEO's from HD and Natures Way off the golf course right now.
This will likely take 2-3 years to get all the rocks out of my soil!
March 31, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BelmaOnie Best Composted Mulch
I do not even know how many bags of this excellent product we added to our mostly rock yard on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Most of my gardening friends also use this for gardening. It works wonderfully well for establishing grass as well as flower beds. One friend uses only the Gardetime Natures Way Composted Mulch for planting grass as well as flower beds with great sucess. I AM MOST DISAPPOINTED THAT THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AVAILABLE NEAR OUR NEW HOME IN SHREVEPORT, LA. Is there a way to purchase it here?
January 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Rough stuff
I wondered why there was no clear plastic on the bag containing this mulch, and now I know why. It's a black mulch, with large chunks of wood and apparently is composted with garbage. The bag I bought had mulch that contained pieces of plastic bags, and pieces of plastic and metal that clearly came from household waste. It's great that this is an environmentally conscious product, but a little warning to consumers that it is not suitable for gardening where presentation is important would be in order. Buy it, and you'll probably find yourself picking the garbage out of it like someone with OCD.
September 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ConsiderThis Great
I used two bags in a raised bed. No weeds. Looks great. Plants seem to like it. Here to buy more.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trish Order online, happy with selection
Topped off existing bark, looks great. Quantity was adequate, quality blends.
April 10, 2012