Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 374
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by glennw Best Colored Mulch for the Money
I use this mulch everywhere in my yard. I always use black because the color slowly degrades to a natural looking dark gray. The problem with seeking a mulch that never discolors is that you're asking for trouble with harsh chemical dyes. Such dyes can be harmful to your plants, not to mention using it around your vegetable garden. I like the fact that Scotts uses natural plant based dyes, and never uses construction based wood that can often contain toxic chemicals like copper arsenate, lead, and other nasty things. I think it's the right balance between appearance, quality, and cost.
April 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ParkvilleMike Maryland Spring 2016 Much Higher Quality Than Years Past
Fine consistent texture with no wood chunks or bark. Very easy to distribute with no clumping. I've got a 120 foot by 50 foot property with a house in the middle, and I've gone through 24 bags on the raised flower beds around the house and back yard. My plants love it and the neighbors comment very favorably. Please maintain this level of quality.
April 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by notascottsfan contruction debris
Stuff is junk!! Found carpet tack strip nails in my mix and it is all clumped together. Even after raking it and trying to flatten it out it clumps back together. Will never buy again! I work at home depot and will not recommend this to my customers anymore. Use a truck or trailer and go to the local landscape place and get a couple scoops of real hardwood black mulch. Photo attached shows difference. The lighter chunkier stuff is the scotts.
April 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MissSCR Fades Fast!
I bought 15 bags while it was on sell and put it out in the flower beds The following week I picked up another 15 bags and when I went to fill it in you can see how much the mulch faded in 1 week. The bag says it has a 12 month color guarantee. I would not recommend this product.
April 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by WeekendGardner63 Faded after the first little rain
I bought 45 bags of Earth Gro black mulch and put it in 3 garden beds. At first I was really excited. I loved the dark black against the greenery and flowers of my gardens, and then it happened. Overnight we experienced a small rain. I was looking forward to it because I wouldn't need to water my new flowers. The next day, I went out to see how the garden looked and to my disappointment my beautiful garden I had yesterday had all turned to ashy-gray mulch. I wanted to cry! I spent so much time and money to enhance my garden...went with a well known brand "Scott" and trusted in the 12 month color guarantee. Guess the color is only guaranteed as long as it stays in the bag!! I will not by this product again.
April 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Eaglescout 10 bags on sale
I purchased 10 bags of this BLACK shredded mulch. I am removing red lava rocks we had for years to replace it with this. I planted a new rose bush and covered the area with this mulch. Figured I'd better sprinkle it thoroughly, I could actually see the color run off the mulch. After doing post research, I've found that BARK mulch is better, its actually has nutrients in it This stuff is forest product. You know like the difference between real Cheese and Cheese Product? This could be from ground up wood pallets or anything that started in the forest, how about Grandma's end table. Going back, I don't really enjoy the workout, but once its all down, its down for years.
April 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lowen Expected Better From Scott's
Bought 50 bags of black...first 3 were very coarse with lots of large hardwood chunks, but at least color looked good....next one was totally moldy pine bark chunks that was more brown than black...2 more ok bags, then 3 more moldy pine chunk bags...one had something the size of a youth Louisville Slugger in it...garden started to look like a patchwork quilt of large black chunks and moldy brown pine....frustrated, I loaded the remaining 41 bags back into the truck along with samples from the opened bags and returned them to HD. They gave me a full refund...at 66 yrs old, I have better things to do with my time and energy than load, unload, reload bags of inferior mulch...I appreciate the refund from HD but they should reconsider selling this product...Scott's has tarnished their reputation by putting their name on this product...will rethink buying their brand in future...
April 17, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JayBird More like wood chips than mulch
I had read the other reviews beforehand; however, was willing to give it a try given the Scott's name and the fact it was on-sale for $2.50 a bag which is about the same price as buying in bulk at our local nursery. Similar to the other comments, the consistency of the mulch is more like wood chips than ground mulch. Of the 25 bags I purchased, I also found 1 bag that seemed to have mold and insulation inside it. The mulch hasn't been down long enough to comment on how the color lasts. I went with the black mulch and the color initially at least is what I would expect.
March 28, 2016