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Scotts Earthgro

Model # 88552180

Internet # 202585783

Store SKU # 356031

2 cu. ft. Black Mulch

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$3.33 /each
  • Newly formulated to deliver 10% more color
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Model # 88552180

Internet # 202585783

Store SKU # 356031

This Scotts Earthgro 2 cu. ft. Black Mulch features Color Advantage to help maintain landscaping color for up to 12 months. The shredded composition serves to beautify landscaping areas while discouraging weed growth when applied to a depth of at least 3 in., by blocking light and growth access. The mulch also helps to conserve soil moisture and moderate temperature.

  • Shredded mulch beautifies landscape areas
  • A 3 in. layer prevents weeds by blocking growth and access to sunlight
  • 100% wood composition helps conserve soil moisture and moderate temperature
  • Color advantage helps maintain color for up to 12 months
  • Available in 3 colors: black (356031), brown (647185) and red (647218)
  • For best, long lasting color results, do not allow colored mulch to get wet within 24 hours of application
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Coverage Area at 3 In. (sq. ft.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Bag Capacity/Dry Volume (cu. ft.) 
2 cu ft 
Color Family 
Mulch Type 
Warranty / Certifications
Mulch and Soil Council Certified 


Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 349 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Black color washed away within 3 hours of putting it down!!! As like that other reviews, we put down 30 bags of mulch and 3 hours later it rained and we now have tan/brown/black mulch instead of solid black mulch!!! All the black color washed away. So disappointed as we have been buying Scott's brand for years and have never experienced this. Clearly based on all these reviews, something went wrong at the plant when they were coloring the mulch this year. Their 12 months color guarantee, lasted 3 hours!!! Stay away from this product, at least this year! May 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Got 2 days of black mulch - HORRIBLE Product Like the rest have said, product is horrible. Purchased on the 16th and put it in ALL the beds the same day. Got some rain last night and now its spotted mulch, not black and not yet brown. Looks really bad now! Should have stuck with the competitor like I normally do, but this time Scott's was cheaper. Thought I was getting a deal but instead I'm going to have to pay the extra $$ for the other guys product that works better. 12 month guarantee?? More like 12 hours...geesh! Had to email Scott's about how insane this is. April 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MOLD MOLD MOLD!!!! Opened a bag (Black Mulch) and it had so much mold it was incredible. (See Picture). Am taking back the other 15 bags. Horrible that there is no mold inhibitor in this material! Home Depot needs to contact Scotts and return all this garbage. We'll see how Home Depot handles this return. July 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by No color will retain i bought 10 bags of this black mulch. after i applied it, we have some pretty heavy rain in the afternoon. this morning, all the color was gone. thinking about the time and effort i put in, save yourself some trouble. in the picture, you can see how bad the mulch is. the black mulch close to the tree is a bag left from last year bought from Lowes. huge difference. April 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dissapointed I have been a loyal Scotts user for years, following the recommended cycle religiously. When I saw this product at Home Depot it was a no brainer. I would pay more to to buy the Scotts product because it is superior. I purchased 15 bags of the Black Mulch with "10% more color" and 12 Month guarantee. I put the 15 bags out yesterday as we expected some rain last night. The product looked great and made the yard look perfect. I went out this morning after the rain last night and the black had all washed out of the mulch and it is now brown. I am extremely disappointed not to mention upset that I spent the time and effort to put 15 bags in my gardens and now I have to replace it all. Not happy!!! March 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by More like brown wood chips Closer to a dark brown, light gray. Not the deep black you find with most mulch. And the color is good for about a week. Also, they really should label it wood chips. Mulch in my opinion is shredded wood that sticks together easily when laid down. This however is mostly wood chips/bark and not as "fluffy" as real mulch. Would not buy again. Price was good but last time I will be using this stuff. I recommend you look at the "chips" before buying a bunch of bags. That is the mistake I made and did not feels like hauling 42 bags back to HD so I will live with it this season. But avoid if you want dark black, real mulch. This is really just dark brown wood chips with some mulch mixed in. April 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not Satisfied Whatsoever I bought the Scott's Brand thinking it would be a good product. Got all the bags down and it looked beautiful. Two days later it rained and about 50% of the color was washed away. Now I have to replace it as it looks terrible. Scott's and/or Home Depot should not only reimburse me for the purchase, but also pay me for my time in having to replace it. I'm very disappointed. I usually read reviews before purchasing most products, but didn't do it as there was a guarantee on the bag. Judging all of the reviews here, I wish I had before I bought. It's ironic that the bags are now on sale 5 for $10. April 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Black? not really I am very disappointed with Scotts Earthgro black mulch. I first purchased about 10-12 bags and it was ok. I needed some more so I went back for 6 bags a few days later and it was not black. Either they did not put enough dye but the color was more like brown and also big (about 8 to 10 inches) pieces not even dyed. Poor dye job. It took pictures because it was clear that it was not done properly. Very disappointed with Scotts. May 23, 2014
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