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1.5 cu. ft. Bagged Black Wood Mulch

  • Year-long color with Color Advantage
  • 3-in. layer helps prevent weeds by blocking growth and sunlight
  • Helps conserve soil moisture
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Product Overview

Earthgro by Scotts Mulch uses Scotts Color Advantage to provide year-long color! Made from forest products, Earthgro Mulch helps conserve soil moisture, moderate soil temperature and prevent weeds naturally by blocking growth and access to sunlight when applied at a 3-in. depth. For longest color, keep mulch dry for 24 hours after application. To optimize color, it is recommended to turn or rake the top 1" of mulch every 3-4 months.
  • Color Advantage helps maintain color for up to 12 months
  • Helps beautify landscapes while deterring weeds by blocking growth and access to sunlight when applied at a 3-inch depth
  • Shredded mulch beautifies landscape areas, and the wood composition helps conserve soil moisture and moderate temperature
  • For best results, keep mulch dry for 24 hours after application, and turn or rake the top 1“ of mulch every 3-4 months
  • Available in 3 colors: brown, red and black



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Specifications

Dimensions

Coverage Area at 3 In. (sq. ft.)8 ft²

Details

Bag Capacity/Dry Volume (cu. ft.)1.5 cu ftColor FamilyBlack
MaterialWoodMulch TypeShredded

Warranty / Certifications

Mulch and Soil Council CertifiedYes

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.9
    out of 2,404 reviews
  • 51%recommend this product
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Poor color retention
This is no longer black mulch, but dark brown. Has to do some transplanting and touch up the mulch. Originally did it in May, and it’s horrible. This is my last year using it. Too bad, it was a great product. The picture shows the difference after 2 month.
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Response from Scotts Consumer ServicesJul 25, 2022
We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Earthgro By Scotts Black Mulch and appreciate your feedback.

We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 877-220-3089 if we can further assist. Scotts
    Different bags, different color. Fades fast
    Bought 25 bags just this past Sunday. Two days later, I see fading. This is horrible quality.
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    Response from Scotts Consumer ServicesJul 21, 2022
    We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Earthgro By Scotts Black Mulch and appreciate your feedback.

    For best results, the mulch should be applied when rain is not expected for 24-48 hours and the area should not be watered for 24 hours after applying. This will allow the mulch to fully dry which helps to set the colorant.

    We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 877-220-3089 if we can further assist. Scotts
      What happened?
      I have used this product for years. I purchased 20 bags over 2 weeks. With each purchase, I mistakenly hoped that the bags I bought prior were just a “bad” batch. This last lot of 12 bags was the worst! So many “massive” chunks of wood and twigs (for mulch). This product quickly loses it color. In addition , there was debris…rubber, plastic and something I couldn’t identify. This is not the quality product I was expecting.
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      Response from Scotts Consumer ServicesJul 18, 2022
      We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Earthgro By Scotts Black Mulch and appreciate your feedback.

      Every effort is made to screen out debris. Possibly, the screens were damaged and not noticed allowing some debris into the bagged product. Thousands of bags are used yearly with comparatively few complaints of this type. This is not the quality of product we intend to produce and want to assure you that your comments will be passed on to our Quality Assurance Department.

      We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 877-220-3089 if we can further assist. Scotts
        color lasted for less than 1 week
        purchased this product (black mulch) like I did every year, but this time, just after few days it's looking like it's been laying there for a year. I really can't tell the difference in less then 1 week. I was getting back mulch every year since 2015, and will not go with this product again.
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        Response from Scotts Consumer ServicesJun 10, 2022
        We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Earthgro By Scotts Black Mulch and appreciate your feedback.

        For best results should be applied when rain is not expected for 24-48 hours and should not water area for 24 hours after apply to allow the mulch the fully dry which helps to set the colorant.

        We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 877-220-3089 if we can further assist. Scotts
          2 found this review helpful
          Horrible product won’t buy again!
          Do not buy this mulch unless you like spraying daily with weed killer! I don’t usually buy bag mulch but only needed some to finish a small project so tried this brand. I’m convinced there’s seed mixed in the mulch when we spread the mulch bags, it also spread seed all over my flower bed! Now I have been plucking seedlings and weed spraying it daily trying not to kill my flowers!! I’ll have to rake it out and start over with a better brand. I will definitely not buy this product again!
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            2 found this review helpful
            150 bags and good quality
            I started a project that continued to expand and ended up getting 150 bags of the Earthgro Black Mulch. I found it to be consistently good quality. There were a few bags that had a stick, but not large enough to be an issue. I’ve put down a lot of mulch and found this to be very good. I’ve attached a couple examples of the look of the mulch.
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              • Recommended
              1 found this review helpful
              I got black and lost the color after 2 days.
              If i could give it a .5 review I would. I will not be buying this again.
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                3 found this review helpful
                This is garbage mulch - don't buy
                I usually get mulch delivered but only needed a small amount so I bought 5 bags. This mulch is poorly covered in dye and comes in big chunks compared to bulk material. It's ugly and looks to be poor quality. One of the bags even had mold (see picture) I'll order bulk and cover this up.
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                Response from Scotts Consumer ServicesMay 25, 2022
                We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Earthgro By Scotts Black Mulch and appreciate your feedback.

                We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 877-220-3089 if we can further assist. Scotts
                  1 found this review helpful
                  Black Mulch is NOT Black
                  As others have said, the Earthgro Black mulch is not black. I bought 12 bags of Earthgro Black to re-mulch a front bed after pulling up some shrubs. After 18 hours (no-rain) the color is definitely chocolate brown compared to the 7-month old mulch from my local bulk seller. I do like the finely shredded consistency compared to Vigoro, but the color is off. Also the Earthgro comes in 1.5 cubic feet bags, while the Vigoro comes in 2 cubic feet bags. Definitely won't be upgrading in the future.
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                  Response from Scotts Consumer ServicesMay 17, 2022
                  We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Earthgro Black Mulch and appreciate your feedback.

                  Mulches are produced regionally at different plants and sometimes there may be 2 plants distributing to the same market. Wood material can vary slightly from batch to batch and more so between plants. Because the wood material varies, how that wood absorbs the colorant will vary as well

                  We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 877-220-3089 if we can further assist. Scotts
                    1 found this review helpful
                    Definitely not black mulch
                    If you’re looking for black mulch this isn’t for you. I was willing to pay extra for the Scott’s brand since I use their products for my lawn, but was seriously disappointed with this mulch. It went down black, but as soon as it dried it turned an ugly brown color. After putting down 20 bags of this I decided to go with a bulk order from a local nursery that brought out true black mulch. The picture shows the difference, and why I had to sprinkle the new mulch over the Scott’s to hide the brown.
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                    Response from ScottsCustomerCareMay 11, 2022
                    Thank you for your feedback. Wood material can vary slightly batch to batch and more so between plants and because the wood material varies, how that wood absorbs the colorant will vary as well. Please know that all of our products are backed by a guarantee. If you are dissatisfied for any reason, reach out to our Consumer Services team at 877-220-3089 for assistance. Scotts
                      5 found this review helpful
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