How to care for and maintain colour in dyed garden mulch

||How to care for and maintain colour in dyed garden mulch

How to care for and maintain colour in dyed garden mulch

2020-03-07T10:48:27+11:00February 28th, 2020|

Coloured or dyed mulch has become very popular over the years.  Occasionally we receive enquiries asking how to care and maintain the colours

There are a few things to know and prepare for when receiving a delivery of freshly dyed mulch.

Lay tarp

The first thing we recommend before expecting your first delivery is to lay down some tarp or plastic on your driveway to tip the load on.

This will help prevent any excess colour staining the driveway and avoid unnecessary clean ups.

Wear gloves

Before handling the fresh mulch, make sure you put on a pair of gloves to ensure your hands are free from any staining.

Refrain from watering

As the mulch dries over time, the vegetable dye sets and is no longer affected by rain.  For best results, avoid watering the fresh mulch for 24 hours to allow the colour to set.

Raking

If you have found the mulch has been affected by the Spring Wash, simply turn the pile or rake the garden bed to freshen up the vibrant colour.

 

Your choice of either Sunset red or black mulch is very much a personal decision as to what look you would like to achieve in your garden. What ever your choice, your garden plants will surely reap the benefits.