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Scotts Earthgro

Model # 88552180

Internet # 202585783

Store SKU # 356031

2 cu. ft. Black Mulch

Was  $3.33
$2.50 /each

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  • 10% more color than previous Earthgro mulch
  • Helps prevent weeds
  • Helps conserve soil moisture

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Model # 88552180

Internet # 202585783

Store SKU # 356031

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)
  • Use this calculator to determine how much product you need to complete your project:

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SPECIFICATIONS

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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Material: Wood
Mulch Type: Shredded
Color Family: Black
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Does the color stay black or how quickly does it fade

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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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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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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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Tampa FL
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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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September 3, 2015
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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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Knoxville
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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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June 16, 2014
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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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August 7, 2013
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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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You will need twenty one two cubic foot bags of the Earthgro Mulch.
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How many bags on a pallet?

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All of them
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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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How many cubic feet are in a yard of mulch?

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27
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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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There are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard.
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Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 374 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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