Orange Mulch Is A Fail

Someone needs to clue me in on how you could go to the landscape supply joint and make the conscious decision to buy orange mulch over the nice dark brown (almost black) compost mulch.

I’ll go dark brown mulch all day long over toxic waste neon orange mulch.

It’s just way more aesthetically pleasing.

I don’t know a whole lot about landscape supply costs.   Maybe they pay people who opt for the neon orange mulch to take it away from their landscape supply yard.  I can’t think of a single other reason someone would choose it over the classy dark brown.

They actually dye it that hideous orange color.  You gotta be a savage to get the orange stuff, no?

What am I missing here?

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9 Responses to Orange Mulch Is A Fail

  1. Neither, those who cannot garden, mulch. -Rubber Duck

  2. Karen says:

    So my question is: if most people don’t like orange mulch …. why do they make it?

  3. Kim Smith says:

    What did folks do before the nursery trade convinced everyone that they need to purchase bark mulch annually? They planted groundcover. Groundcover takes a year or two to become established, during which time you may have to remove a few weeds. Once the groundcover becomes established, you will never have to spend a single penny purchasing mulch, brown or orange, or pay to have someone come and spread the mulch. Think of the money saved and time better spent!!!

    Mulch made from bark chips actually ruins the soil. The wood chips wick away moisture. Mulch made from compost and wood chips is a little better, but not much.

    Look around at well-maintained old estates and historic gardens. There you will not usually find a single tree doused in mulch. Three suggestions for groundcover that grow beautifully in our region: Myrtle, periwinckle (Vinca minor), lily of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis) and Labrador violet (Viola labradorica), which is not invasive like its cousin the common violet (Viola sororia).

    • I would add Pachysandra as the perfect hardy evergreen groundcover especially if you have dogs. I trained my dogs to poop in it and never had to ever see a dog poop. “Pinch a loaf!! Good girl!!”

  4. Rob Hall says:

    I completely agree with you on this one. That orange mulch is a bad scene.

  5. Black Swan Beth says:

    Orange mulch sucks!

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