Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440)

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  • Mulch Type: Cedar
  • Product Type: Mulch
  • Color Finish: Classic Black
  • Dry Volume: 2 cu. ft.
  • Coverage Area: 2 sq. ft.
  • Mulch and Soil Council Certified: Yes
  • Package Size: 2 cu. ft.


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Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440)
 
3.3

(based on 110 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (20)

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    (8)

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    (4)

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    (35)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (72)
  • Effective (39)
  • Value (36)
  • Quality (31)
  • Good directions (16)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (36)
  • Difficult to use (5)
  • Messy (5)
  • Poor quality (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nature Scapes

We use the classic black mulch in our gardens it provides a great contrast with the brown fencing and bright flowers. We have been using the classic black in or new home since 2008...Read complete review

We use the classic black mulch in our gardens it provides a great contrast with the brown fencing and bright flowers. We have been using the classic black in or new home since 2008 and up until this year had perfect results. We just bought 20 bags and re mulched our entire garden and it faded with in 3 weeks... first time we have had this issue. I called and was treated very well by the Scotts customer care center they heard me out and really cared about my experience with their products. I was told that my money would be refunded! I am very happy and will continue to be a loyal customer of Scotts products. In a time where customer service seems to be fading I am very happy with how I was treated.

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Looks Great in the bag

I am retired so I bought this thinking it would save me labor and look grat for some time. I spent close to $900.00 on this and after a very mild winter It caked...Read complete review

I am retired so I bought this thinking it would save me labor and look grat for some time. I spent close to $900.00 on this and after a very mild winter It caked like cow patties and has very little color left. This is after only being down for 9 months. I am so disappointed. I have loved all of Scotts products till this happened. It will never happen again.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Worst product I ever bought!! Color washed away within 4 days!!

By quintc

from Prospect, CT

Pros

    Cons

    • color washed away immediatley
    • Didn't work as expected

    Best Uses

      Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

      I put the product down on a weekend (23 bags) and within the first rain we had during that week ALL the color washed out. I am now left with grey / white mulch in my newly prepared beds. It looks awful and I will have to redo the entire yard. I would never buy this product again. I usually buy bulk but thought using the bags would be easier. Biggest mistake I ever made. Scott should take the term "Color Guard" off the bag!!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Black sets off the colors in the landscaped bed

      By DonnaRealtor

      from Cape Coral, FL

      Pros

      • easy to use
      • Quality

      Cons

      • wear gloves to put down/color comes off on hands
      • wish it was even blacker than it is

      Best Uses

        Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

        Really so much better than red mulch...Much more classy.. Will really be happy if the color holds up throughout the hot Florida summer

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        material is not enhanced to last a year. One rain and turns brown like 3 year old looking mulch. Worst mulch i ve ever purchased would not recommend

        By dak36

        from Buffalo, NY, USA

        Pros

        • cheap

        Cons

        • Didn't work as expected

        Best Uses

          Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

          Material not worth one dollar a bag. Turns brown after first rain. Complete waste of your time money nd effort to apply to your flower beds.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Awful mulch

          By JDog

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

            Cons

            • Didn't work as expected

            Best Uses

              Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

              Went through the time and effort of laying 20 bags of this and after watering our plants on a light setting for the 1st time, the color went from black to brown immediately. Horrible product. Will never use this again.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Color faded drastically

              By MomOfSophie

              from Port Jervis, Port Jervis, NY 12771, USA

              Pros

                Cons

                • Didn't work as expected
                • Poor quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                  I purchased three bags of the Scott's black mulch this past Sunday. It looked so sharp when I put it in my flower bed. We received a few days of rain and most of my black mulch is now brown. I'm very disappointed as I assumed a product from Scott's would be superior to others.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Color disappeared in 2 days.

                  By Lyzz889

                  from Gardner, MA, USA

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Good directions
                  • Looks nice at first

                  Cons

                  • color doesn't last a week
                  • Didn't work as expected

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                    I recently purchased 2 bags of this mulch. I put it all down on Saturday and then it rained (mildly) for 3 days. Today, Wednesday, the color is almost completely gone from this mulch. I am very disappointed.

                     
                    3.0

                    Overall good product but contains fist sized rocks & mud chunks

                    By Phil1969

                    from Elizabeth, PA, USA

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use

                    Cons

                    • half dozen rocks & mud chunks in each bag!

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                      My first ever experience with finding several rocks and mud chunks within each of my (12) bags I purchased! Not sure how these rocks and mud chunks would have made it through the shredder but once I separated these out of my mulch bed, my area was good looking. Not sure what Scotts wants to do about this.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Don't Buy

                      By Frustrated1

                      from Buffalo, NY, USA

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Didn't work as expected

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                          Put down 9 bags of mulch 2 days ago, no it has to be replaced. What a waste of time and money. I hope Scott's honors their money back guarantee.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Lost all color in first rain

                          By ryanrfii

                          from Louisiana, USA

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Didn't work as expected

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                              Looks great when first applied but looses 75% of its color in the rain. Stuck with 8 bags of poor quality mulch in Baton Rouge.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Not color advantage

                              By Edgar78

                              from Katy, TX, USA

                              Pros

                              • cheap

                              Cons

                              • Didn't work as expected
                              • not color durable.

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                I bougth scotts black color and after 1 day and a rain my black mulch became light brown . Only last 1 day and now look like the old i took away. Very dissapointed. I spend all morning working in my yard and it look the same as the 2 years old mulch i used to have,:(

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Big sticks in Mulch

                                By afpace

                                from Knoxville, TN, USA

                                Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                I bought this product because of the Scott's name. Thinking it would be of the highest quality, even paid more for it than the other brands. There were to many big sticks in there bags. I will not be trusting the Scott's name anymore.

                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Color not as advertised.

                                By Cheryl46

                                from Washington State

                                Pros

                                • easy to use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                    Last year I purchased 45 bags of the Nature Scapes black, it was absolutely beautiful in my yard. This year so far I have purchased twenty five bags and the color is terrible, more like a brown. I purchased the product at two different stores hoping that maybe one store had gotten a "bad" batch. Need twenty bags more to finish yard though I wish I had taken the bags back in the beginning.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Mulching equalsn Water Conservation & Less Weeding!

                                    By Peach

                                    from Walnut, ca

                                    Pros

                                    • easy to use
                                    • Effective
                                    • Water saver
                                    • weed reducer

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                        I began to mulch for decorative reasons until the benifits began to show. I use A LOT LESS WATER! And the weeds do not find there way to the surface through the mulch. Our entire yard is munched and looks beautiful. when I amend my soils if I have a lot of debris on top I will remove by raking so I lose some of the mulch. Then I aerate the ground with new soil, the mulch will work its way into it. (Another benifit is the mulch in the ground retains the water) Last, top with new muclch and a beautiful garden continues to grow.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Product alway remains it's true color.

                                        By wand83

                                        from Springfield, Masschusetts

                                        Pros

                                        • Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                            Love this mulch, I use this every year, and it keeps the color. My neighbors always compliment on the color around my trees and bushes, I make sure to pick this up every year at Home Depot, I watch for it to become available.

                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            1.0

                                            Black is not black

                                            By Mackenziesmom1

                                            from Hermistin, Or

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                              • color not as stated on bag

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                                Searched all over town for black mulch & we finally found Scott's at our local Home Depot store. We're replacing old faded lava rock in our front yard. Purchased a couple of bags for a small area & the "black" mulch was more of a brown soil color. Very disappointed in our purchase and will be returning the bags we've not opened.

                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                1.0

                                                Very disappointed.

                                                By Ecarey0726

                                                from Centerville, UT, USA

                                                Pros

                                                • easy to use

                                                Cons

                                                • Didn't work as expected

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                                  I bought 20 bags and it has faded to a light grey in 3 weeks. I went back and bought an additional 5 bags to mix in to try and make it look better after the first application faded and they went grey as well. I was very excited when I saw the product and put it in my beds it looks amazing. The 1 year color guarantee was a selling point but like I said it didn't last for 3 weeks. I hope they are able to correct the issue because out of the bag it looks amazing but it's not cheap and a lot of work to have it not last like Scotts says it will.

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  WOOZA

                                                  By cmerroj

                                                  from Rochester, NY, USA

                                                  Pros

                                                  • easy to use
                                                  • Effective
                                                  • Good directions
                                                  • Long lasting color
                                                  • Quality
                                                  • value

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                                      Scotts color guard mulch holds it's color for years unlike the other brands! Try it and you'll be hooked on Scotts for life!!

                                                       
                                                      4.0

                                                      Great color and stayed put when put in place!

                                                      By Matt11

                                                      from Elgin, IL

                                                      Pros

                                                      • easy to use
                                                      • Quality

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                                          I bought this to put on top of last year's mulch and had great color and stayed put. I even used my blower a bit near it and it did not blow away!

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Looks great and keeps its color longer!!

                                                          By Captain

                                                          from Saint Peters, MO, USA

                                                          Pros

                                                          • easy to use
                                                          • Effective
                                                          • Quality

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                                              Very happy with this mulch. Keeps its color longer than average mulch.

                                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              great product

                                                              By kb09

                                                              from Long Island, NY

                                                              Pros

                                                              • easy to use
                                                              • Effective
                                                              • Quality
                                                              • value

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                                                  After having redo our garden, we used the Nature Scapes mulch and we were very satisfied. We chose this becuse of the Scotts name and they did not disappoint. The pieces were a nice size and it really helped bring our garden to life. The colors in from the plants in the garden really "popped" against the black mulch. The best part was, they really did hold their color. In the past we used mulch where the dye would run and make a mess. The colorguard Scotts uses really makes a difference as the color doesn't fade and it doesn't blead off onto everthing else. Definately worth paying a little more for the better quality.

                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Best mulch! Hands down!!!

                                                                  By Beccasmom510

                                                                  from Woodridge, IL, USA

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • easy to use
                                                                  • Effective
                                                                  • Long lasting color
                                                                  • Quality
                                                                  • value

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                      Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                                                      I love the clean look of freshly laid mulch. What I don't like is the smell or the need to continually replace or rake over the mulch to keep that look! This is the only one that I have found that does not fade from the sun, I prefer the look of the black mulch. It gives it a non-mulched look, but keeps those nasty weeds at bay, as well as keeping my plants protected and their roots wet. I will continue to buy Scot's whenever I need to relenish my mulched beds.

                                                                       
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      great product

                                                                      By tallyho

                                                                      from NYC

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Quality
                                                                      • value

                                                                      Cons

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                          Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                                                          I believe this product held it's color much longer than others I have used

                                                                           
                                                                          2.0

                                                                          Black don't stay black

                                                                          By ctrich

                                                                          from East Hartford, CT, USA

                                                                          Pros

                                                                          • easy to use
                                                                          • Good directions
                                                                          • value

                                                                          Cons

                                                                          • Didn't work as expected

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                            Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                                                            I had purchased 10 bags of this product in black to change the look of my home a little. When first put down it looked really rich. Wait until a couple of rain storms and sun. The black which is supposed to stay and is guaranteed turned to an ashy grey. Not happy at all. I am not sure about the other colors but stay away from the black unless you really need grey.

                                                                             
                                                                            3.0

                                                                            Better than most but still faded

                                                                            By BobDEE

                                                                            from Undisclosed

                                                                            Pros

                                                                            • easy to use

                                                                            Cons

                                                                            • Didn't work as expected

                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                              Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                                                              I used product hoping that it would not fade. It held up fairly well but the elements (sun and rain) caused fading. Will try the product again this summer.

                                                                               
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              BLACK MULCH

                                                                              By TINA333

                                                                              from San Antonio, TX, USA

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • easy to use
                                                                              • Effective
                                                                              • Good directions
                                                                              • Love It
                                                                              • Quality
                                                                              • value

                                                                              Cons

                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                  Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                                                                  I HAVE BOUGHT OTHER BRANDS OF MULCH IN THE PAST, ONLY TO BE DISAPPOINTED THAT IN A MONTHS TIME IN THE SUN FADED VERY QUICKLY, BUT WITH SCOTTS MULCH THE COLOR STAYS ALL YEAR, I BOUGHT THE BLACK AND IT HAS MADE MY LANDSCAPE POP WITH THE GREEN GRASS, WHICH IS ALSO DUE TO SCOTTS BONUS S . I AM VERY PLEASED AND WILL ALWAYS BUY SCOTTS BRAND,

                                                                                   
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  Color has "POP"

                                                                                  By Jeremiah

                                                                                  from Virginia, USA

                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                  • easy to use
                                                                                  • Effective
                                                                                  • Quality
                                                                                  • value

                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                      Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                                                                      I have a red brick lined flower bed in the front of my house. I added the black naturescape for it's long lasting advertised color. Sure enough it lasted through the season and the rich black added to the contrast to add that "POP" of color.

                                                                                       
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      the water retention over the flower bed is superb

                                                                                      By salCT

                                                                                      from Woodbury CT

                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                      • Quality

                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                      • a little bit bulky to handle

                                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                                        Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                                                                        The color depth and water capacity for the mulch is excellent compared to other products. every spring, we add a fresh cut of this product to our flower gardens and enjoy them with very little water adds over the course of the summer highly recommended

                                                                                         
                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                        Best Mulch Ever!

                                                                                        By Scone4

                                                                                        from Massapequa, NY

                                                                                        Pros

                                                                                        • easy to use
                                                                                        • Effective
                                                                                        • Good directions
                                                                                        • Quality
                                                                                        • value

                                                                                        Cons

                                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                                            Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                                                                            Scotts Nature Scapes Muclch is the only brnad that I will ever use. I have tried others in the past and have been let down. Scotts mulch which I purchase in Black has a deep, rich color that lasts and lasts. Don't waste your time or money on the others...Scotts Nature Scapes Mulch is all you need to get the job done.

                                                                                             
                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            Nice Deep Color

                                                                                            By Knoxy

                                                                                            from Knoxville TN

                                                                                            Pros

                                                                                            • easy to use
                                                                                            • Good directions

                                                                                            Cons

                                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                                                Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                                                                                This product cover about 8 sqft at 3" deep making it good for a quick fix on small areas. The color seems to last and doesn't look moldy like other mulches.

                                                                                                 
                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                This is overall the best out there!

                                                                                                By easyE

                                                                                                from Mayer, MN 55360, USA

                                                                                                Pros

                                                                                                • easy to use
                                                                                                • Effective
                                                                                                • Good directions
                                                                                                • quality
                                                                                                • value

                                                                                                Cons

                                                                                                • put gloves on when applying

                                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                                  Comments about Scotts 2 Cu. Ft. Black Mulch (88502440):

                                                                                                  The color lasts the longest out of any other mulches. But best of all, the weed control is amazing!

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