Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 489
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by imfchicago Something went wrong this year
After using this product for several years without issues. This year has been a nightmare. I bought 50 bags for my yard and I spread it about a month ago. Now wherever I spread this mulch I have some plants growing. Seems it came with some seeds that sprouted perfectly in my yard. At the beginning I thought it was some seeds from a nearby garden, but none of my neighbors have the problem but me. So clearly it came with the mulch. I have spent hours trying to get rid of those but I have at least 20 more hours of work to get rid of all. Next time I am changing the brand
June 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by corsicoff4 Mulch had white paint on it
I bought about 40 bags and roughly 10 of them looked like someone had spayed the chips with white spraypaint.
June 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DispleasedHomeowner Extreme Color Variations
This is the first time I have utilized mulch on my extensive array of gardens. I choose Scott's due to their superior reputation.
I purchased 60 bags. 10 Red and 50 Brown. It takes me 45 minutes roundtrip to my nearest Home Depot, so I made 5 trips with my SUV. While I was making these trips, my sons were spreading the mulch.
I was disappointed to see they had spread 2 bags of red mulch that had only a hint of red on them! Worse yet, despite making all the trips to the same Home Depot (East Hanover, NJ), Half of my "brown" mulch was really a shade of RED!
I don't see how I could purchase any more without really knowing the color!
April 18, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Pittsburgher Terrible color variation bag to bag and clumps of clay
see pics for yourself. I don't know how the color can be guaranteed for 12 months when it is missing in the first place. I had to mix half bags in my wheel barrow to even out the color somewhat
June 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MikeLikesIt Brown Mulch
I want to put down mulch to hold the water in the rose garden so I puchase15 bags. Out of the 15 bags there were large chucks of dirt/clay in the bags, measuring 4 to 5 inches and about 1 inch thick. I had to go back and purchase more since I did not calculate right. When to the same store the next day. Lay it down next to the other one and it was a different shade of brown, had reddest in it. Hopefully in time it will fade.
May 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by hoebe1 Different Mulch in same SKU
Same SKU, different mulch among bags taken from same skid at store. Disappointed with Scotts and HD for not checking quality. Shredded mulch vs pine chip mulch. The picture shows the difference. Even the dog knows which is the correct one. Will be re-thinking my mulch purchases at HD next time.
May 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Linda Second year I have purchased this product.
The bark in bags is easy for me to handle. The size is good and lasted very well over the winter. I added more to my flower beds this spring for a better barrier against weeds and to conserve moisture. Only a few too large pieces and that seemed to be only one bag. I really like this brand and watch for Home Depot's sale each spring.
April 28, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Oklahoma Ok Cheap Mulch
I bought 37 bags of the brown mulch and each bag was totally different. The quality of the mulch shredding differ from bag to bag. Some bags had very course shavings and some had fine shavings. Had to empty into a pile and mix together to get a uniform consistency.
April 18, 2016