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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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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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Norristown, PA
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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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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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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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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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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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North West, Loudoun Virginia
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3 cubic feet
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Fresno, CA, USA
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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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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 2.9 out of 5 by 457 reviewers.
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 Don't buy I bought 50 bags on sale put it out wh had a week of rain went out to look at it and the mulch faded it states on the bag the color lasts 12 months it did not even last one week. I feel it was a a of 100 dollars I will never buy this again. And do not recommend it. May 6, 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
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Buy this every year I buy the earthgro every year and have now tried all of the colors. I thought that the black and the red lost their color quickly and they seemed to break down pretty fast. This year, i bought the brown since i liked the way the brown looked at houses around me, we bought 100 bags!!! Sadly, the color looked nice and bright for just about a week before it started dulling. I wish someone could make a mulch that keeps that nice rich color all the time! We buy the mulch for the benefit of a little weed control, but after exhausting every color, it may be time to move on to a new brand :-/ May 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Luv it!!! Luv it. Here is a picture of my garden that I did yesterday. May 8, 2016
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