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Scotts Earthgro

Model # 88552180

Internet # 202585783

Store SKU # 356031

2 cu. ft. Black Mulch

$3.33 /each
  • 10% more color than previous Earthgro mulch
  • Helps prevent weeds
  • Helps conserve soil moisture

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Product Overview

Tackle your next outdoor project with the Scotts Earthgro 2 cu. ft. Black Mulch. This mulch helps deter weed growth while conserving soil moisture. Color advantage helps preserve color throughout the year to keep your yard or garden looking great.

  • 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)
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Dimensions

Coverage Area at 3 In. (sq. ft.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
32 
Product Width (in.) 
20 

Details

Bag Capacity/Dry Volume (cu. ft.) 
2 cu ft 
Color Family 
Black 
Material 
Wood 
Mulch Type 
Shredded 

Warranty / Certifications

Mulch and Soil Council Certified 
Yes 

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Does the color stay black or how quickly does it fade

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Fades rather quickly to a dark grey within months.
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I purchased 27 bags 1 week ago. Already it is losing it color. That's not the only problem with the stuff. It is rough shredded with large pieces of wood that look like they came from treated lumber. Maybe skids.
Terrible stuff. I can't believe the Scotts company would lend their name to this garbage.
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Raleigh, NC
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May 19, 2016
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My black color washed away after the first rain came. Very disappointed in the product and will not purchase again.
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Dayton, Ohio
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May 8, 2016
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I've just purchase 45 bags, and a couple of the bags were a washed out gray, not black, right out of the bag. It hasn't been rained on yet, but I'm discouraged by all of the comments I'm reading.
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Auburn, NY
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May 3, 2016
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So upset. I put down 11 bags of black 3 days ago. It looked nice for one day. Now, it looks like tan chips sitting on a black background. Can I get my money back?
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Rochester ny
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April 28, 2016
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Bought over 30 bags. Many bags were not even black when opening. Almost gray. Very disappointed. Will not buy again.
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April 14, 2016
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It wasn't even black to start with; more like dark gray. The old Scotts mulch from last year is darker than it.
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Long Island, NY
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April 14, 2016
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It lasts about a week or two and then fades to gray. Even shorter if there is a rainstorm. The only good news is that since it fades so fast it blends in with the previous year's mulch in areas I missed or could not cover completely. But do not expect the color to be as vivid as in the bag all season long.
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Riverhead NY
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April 11, 2016
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Color changed to brown 3 days after putting down and 1 rain. Would not pay more than $2 a bag
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Cleveland, ohio
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April 8, 2016
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The mulch does not hold its color. But you are paying $2.00 a bag for it. It covers the ground and keeps the weeds down.but I agree with all other posts, it washes away first rain. I tried it twice.
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Waltham, MA
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September 22, 2015
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Some bags last longer than others and rain/watering is definitely a factor. I purchased 25 bags this year and some mulch has stayed dark since I put it down 2 months ago (July) while some sections of mulch have lasted only 10 days (no kidding!). I'm not pleased with the fading and will likely investigate the 12 month color warranty on the bags that faded (I kept them and the receipts). I'll likely try Read More
Some bags last longer than others and rain/watering is definitely a factor. I purchased 25 bags this year and some mulch has stayed dark since I put it down 2 months ago (July) while some sections of mulch have lasted only 10 days (no kidding!). I'm not pleased with the fading and will likely investigate the 12 month color warranty on the bags that faded (I kept them and the receipts). I'll likely try something different next year, but it's hard to beat the price when it's on sale 5 for $10. The pics below are from the day I put it down vs. 10 days later - after 1 rain shower and a watering. There hasn't been much rain in New England this summer so I'm guessing what hasn't faded will be light come next spring. Read Less
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Pittsford, NY
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June 17, 2015
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I just purchased 20 bags of the black mulch and found it to be a waste of time and money. It rained the next day and most of the color ran off immediately. Next year I will find another product line/supplier.
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Cincinnati, oh
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May 31, 2015
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The first time it rains or you water, it will fade.
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Mentor, Oh
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May 30, 2015
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no, it washed away in the first rain!
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Katy, Texas
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May 26, 2015
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Will not keep its color. If you have a pool near where you use it, the color will run off into your pool and it will take a long time to clear it up.
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riverside, pa
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May 26, 2015
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color lasts along time
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May 24, 2015
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Mine was dark brown right out of the bag so the black doesn't last one minute since it doesn't exist
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May 24, 2015
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The mulch a laid last year was still nice and black even after a year in the Florida sun.
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May 21, 2015
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This product is guaranteed to hold the color for one year. We suggest an occasional turning of the mulch every 2-3 months in order to maintain optimal color.
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I need 1 1/2 yards of mulch. How many bags shoule I purchase?

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Rochester, NY
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2 bags
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A yard (volume) is one cubic yard
3ft * 3ft * 3ft = 1 cubic yard
27 cu ft = 1 cubic yard
40.5 cu ft = 1.5 cubic yards
40.5 cu ft divided by 2 cu ft per bag = 20.25 bags
Get 21 bags to cover it
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9 cu ft = 1 cu yd, hence 1.5 cu yds = 13.5 cu ft. with 2 cu ft per bag, you need 7 bags of mulch.
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Phoenix, MD 21131, USA
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If you're referring to cubic yards you would need 22 bags. If you're looking at square yardage it depends on heavy you're going to lay it but about seven bags.
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Norwalk CT
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2 cubic feet each, 27 cubic ft is one yard you need about 20 bags
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Marshallville, Ohio
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A single bag is 2 cubic yards. purchase one bag.
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There are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard or "yard"
1 1/2 yards would be 41 cubic feet, so you need 21 - two cubic foot bags
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Hudson Valley, NY
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It first depends on how deep you want it to be - 2 to 3 inches thick? A thicker layer for roses, etc. I would rely on the judgment of a professional given where you need to place it.
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Marysville, Ohio
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You will need twenty one two cubic foot bags of the Earthgro Mulch.
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How many cubic feet are in a yard of mulch?

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Houston, TX
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27
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LI NY
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27 cu/ft 3'x3'x3'
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There are 27 ft.³ into cubic yard
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27.
A yard of mulch is a cubic yard which measures 3 feet wide by 3 feet deep by 3 feet long.
3x3x3= 27
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There are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard.
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3 cubic feet
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Most bags will give you that info. In mine, there were 2 cubic feet, but that is just the bag volume, that is not how you would spread it. It depends on how thin you lay it out. For me, one bag went a really long way. In the photo I posted, that took me two bags.
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June 26, 2012
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There are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard.
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How many bags on a pallet?

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April 8, 2016
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60. Just bought 75 bags, 1 pallet plus 15. It's written on the pallets in the back.
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Grand Island, New York
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About 50
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I believe there's 50
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20
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About 100
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I saw a guy pull away with 60 bags on one pallet.
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April 15, 2015
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There are 60 bags of mulch per pallet.
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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Update on my frist review DO NOT GET MULCH WET for 24hrs after laying I reviewed this black mulch last month and asked Home Depot to remove my review because it wouldn't allow me to update of edit. I first gave this mulch a one star because it lost color right after I water the plants after laying the mulch in my yard. This is what I learned. DO NOT WATER MULCH FOR 24hrs. This mulch is wet when it comes out of the bags. Allow it to dry 24 hrs after installing and then water your plants. There is no instructions that tell you this, I came by it from trial and error. The color did not change and I am very happy to report after a month of watering plants in the mulch the color is still as dark as when I first purchased it. I hope this helps others in the future. July 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Where did the color go? I took advantage of the 5 for $10 Memorial Day sale and bought 15 bags. I was covering areas where I had put another brand of red mulch last year. We had a short but medium to heavy rain two days later (1/2 inch in 8 hours). In all the areas that were directly exposed the color bleed so badly that it looks gray; as if it has been there for over a year. The year old red in a couple of spots I didn't get to looks better. Neighbors that had a black mulch product put down by landscapers looks fine by comparison. I stopped buying Scott's grass seed because the germination rate was poor versus much cheaper brands, now I'll never buy their mulch again regardless of the great price as it too much work to put it down and get such a washed out result. May 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cheap and still not worth it put this mulch down and in less than 36 hours the color was gone the second night we had light rain (barely more than steady drizzle) now there is a straight line where the edge of the roof is with no color at all what's left just looks like ground up construction demolition (no nails, but broken wood bits) DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY OR TIME May 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mulch lost it's color after one rainfall. I purchased 25 bags of the black mulch and after one rainfall the black mulch lost all of it's color. It states on the bag that it has 10% more color and that it will last up to 12 months but the color of this mulch did not last one full day. Much time and effort was spent into spreading this mulch and for that reason along with the mulch losing it's color I would not recommend purchasing this product. May 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wish I bought more while on sale. very pretty. helped made my landscape pop out. Only wish I had more while it was still on sale!! June 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by stinks and color runs dislike intensely. would never use again. my hands clothes, legs and feet are stained brown and stink to high heaven. You couldn't make me use it again it you gave it to me and delivered it to my house! July 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by COLOR IS BAD Package reads guarantee color for 12 months. REALLY !!! I purchased 5 bags of the Black Earthgro mulch and it was applied for 1 month and the color is brown. What guarantee is the 12 months for? I have used Scott's products before and never had such a disappointing experience. I am really particular about my landscaping and now I am really upset that this summer I have to look at brown mulch. Would never buy this product again! July 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Black plastic bag cover, dark brown mulch Not black...more like dark brown...quality of the mulch consist of big 2-4 inch sticks/twigs not well reduced matter. May 22, 2016
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