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1.5 cu. ft. Bagged Brown Wood Mulch

  • Earthgro Brown Wood Mulch year-long color with Color Advantage
  • 3-in. layer helps prevent weeds by blocking growth and sunlight
  • Free Delivery on Mulch Pallets (75 bags equal 1 full pallet)
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Product Overview

Earthgro by Scotts Brown Mulch uses Scotts Color Advantage to provide year-long color, guaranteed! Made from forest products, Earthgro Brown Wood 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 the brown mulch color, it is recommended to turn or rake the top 1 in. of mulch every 3-months to 4-months.
  • Earthgro by Scotts' Brown Wood Mulch Color Advantage helps maintain color for up to 12-months
  • This brown wood mulch helps beautify landscapes while deterring weeds by blocking growth and access to sunlight when applied at a 3 in. 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 in. of mulch every 3-months to 4-months
  • Available in 3 colors: brown mulch, red mulch and black mulch
  • Spread the brown wood mulch 3 inches deep. Keep mulch several inches from tree trunks and house foundations or other wood structures
  • Use the mulch around trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables.
  • Do not apply the wood mulch to areas where seeds have not yet germinated, around underdeveloped plants, or next to house foundations or other wood surfaces.
  • Earthgro by Scotts Brown Wood Mulch can be applied year-round to provide landscape color.

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Coverage Area at 3 In. (sq. ft.)8 ft²


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

Warranty / Certifications

Mulch and Soil Council CertifiedYes

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Customer Reviews

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inconsistent quality
Geeze I hope they don't charge me extra for what came in my last bunch of bags. I must have bought 40 bags of this material over the past 4 months, good quality and consistent product. Don't know what happened with these last bags, 20 total, but it was awful. Large chunks, roots, stone, brick, large mulch , small mulch, chips, and everything in between. Going to plant the root and see what kind of free tree they included.
Response from Scotts Consumer ServicesJun 15, 2022
This is not the quality we expect from our products. We would like to understand more about your experience and what we can do better. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 877-220-3089. Scotts
    1 found this review helpful
    Plastic and smaller cu ft
    Bought this on sale, even though it's a smaller cu ft/bags than some other. Included large chunk of plastic and multiple big chunks/sticks. Not a quality you'd want to use in a flower bed area, visible area, or with edible producing plants.
    Response from Scotts Consumer ServicesJun 6, 2022
    We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Scotts Earthgro Mulch and appreciate your feedback. We make every effort to screen out debris from our mulch.

    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
      Worked for me!
      I took a chance with this mulch after reading some bad reviews. Home Depot had a 5 for $10 deal so I got 10 bags of the brown mulch. There was no debris or trash mixed in. It has lost a tiny bit of color but I really like the color it is. It’s been on the ground for 2+ weeks and through 2 rainstorms and I live about 2 blocks from the Atlantic of the coast of Maine. I did the recommended 3 inches of mulch and I have NO weeds poking though. I did a layer of newspaper before laying it down as well. Overall great product for the great price.
        • Recommended
        Not brown
        I bought 40 bags of brown mulches, when I spread it on the flowers bed, several bags are BLACK mulch not brown mulch, it makes my landscape so strange in 2 different color, I will not recommend this brand.
        Response from Scotts Consumer ServicesJun 1, 2022
        We are concerned to hear this. We would like the opportunity to gather some additional information and offer assistance. Please reach out to our Consumer Services team at 877-220-3089 for assistance. Scotts
          Different colors
          Went to spread 10+ bags in my garden bed and it was clear that several bags were a darker color. I thought maybe those bags were wet so I sprayed the entire garden bed after spreading thinking that would unify them. I called Scotts customer service, spoke with Alyssa (I think that was the name) and all she could read from the script was " that the mulch is manufactured in different areas and the mulch can be different shades of brown." She had nothing else to say. I was very unhappy.
          Response from ScottsCustomerCareMay 6, 2022
          Lisa, we hate to hear that you are not satisfied. Thank you for your feedback. We are dedicated to ensuring that all of our consumers have a positive experience with our products. Please reach out to us at 877-220-3089 so we can review our product guarantee with you. Scotts
            9 found this review helpful
            I spread 12 bags of this and the quality is so much better than the other brands! Real chunks of hardwood, not just shredded scrap, and not a bit of mold or mildew. There were two over-sized pieces of wood in the bunch, but everything else was great. It covers well and hopefully the color will last more than a few weeks.
              • Recommended
              4 found this review helpful
              Multiple colors!
              Like others, my order contained bags that had brown and black mulch, even though they all said brown. How hard is it to have consistency? Not happy!
              Response from ScottsCustomerCareMar 11, 2022
              We’re sorry you had this frustrating experience. We’d like to get some additional information and fill you in on our product guarantee. Please call us at 877-220-3089 for assistance. Scotts
                6 found this review helpful
                earth grows scotts black mulch
                Hi, I bought some of this mulch around August and Sept of 2021 and it was the nice black mulch, Got it on sale at my local Home depot here in Los Banos, CA. and after 2 months of it in my yard and stuff, it started producing mold on the mulch.
                Response from ScottsCustomerCareJan 24, 2022
                Crystal, thank you for sharing your experience about Earthgro Brown Mulch. We would like the opportunity to gather some additional information and help troubleshoot. Please contact our Consumer Services team at 877-220-3089 at your convenience. Scotts
                  4 found this review helpful
                  Buy this mulch from home depot
                  This is the best mulch i have found , it looks nicer and much cheaper than pine needles. Since pine needles are 4 to 5.00 a bail and this brown mulch last longer than pine needles
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                  2 found this review helpful
                  Great mulch
                  Great color and long lasting. Looks great!
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