Colored mulch is a uniquely attractive landscape product with incomparable environmental benefits. Colored mulch can typically maintain its vibrant color longer than natural mulch, which will usually turn gray within a few months. Safe for humans and pets, colored mulch benefits soil structure, inhibits weed growth, and provides many other benefits.
Colored mulch allows mulch producers to utilize a wide range of raw wood fiber sources, without turning to virgin wood for a mulch source. Beautiful colored mulch can be made from junk pallets and crates, tree care waste, sawmill waste—virtually any clean, untreated wood fiber source. Harvesting virgin wood for mulch can be very environmentally harmful, particularly in the case of cypress mulch, which has been severely over-harvested to satisfy market demand, damaging wetlands and depleting the number old growth cypress trees in the process.
Grinding and coloring waste wood saves countless tons of low-grade wood fiber from being landfilled and saves millions of dollars on disposal fees.
Colored mulch made with proper colorants is safe for humans, pets, and plants, with no chemicals that leach into the ground or evaporate into the air. If colored mulch is properly processed, it does not emit any unpleasant odors. By contrast, landscape products made from ground up rubber tires or other synthetic materials may release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and metals, including zinc, which may harm plants and ground water.
Common mulch colors—black, red, brown—accentuate the color of lawns, trees, and flowers. Less common colors like blue and green are sometimes used to match the branding colors of companies and universities. Wood fiber can be dyed to almost any color to meet consumer demand. Mulch prevents precipitation from splashing dirt onto plants and retaining walls, maintaining a more vibrant look. Best of all, colored mulch provides a beautiful landscape material that is safe and environmentally friendly.
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Rotochopper grind and color equipment optimizes these environmental benefits by allowing our customers to produce colored mulch with fewer machines and fewer process than typical grinding and coloring methods, which means less diesel fuel or electricity consumed.
When we developed our grind-and-color system over ten years ago, we amazed our customers with a whole new approach to producing colored mulch, one that was easier and more profitable. Where some companies had been using two grinders, a trommel screen, and a standalone colorizer to make colored mulch, they were now able to achieve the same results with a single machine. Since that time, our patented system has proven to be the most efficient, cost effective method for making colored mulch from raw wood fiber.
Thanks to our advanced particle size control, operators are able to produce a finished product with fewer undersized particles (fines) than can be achieved with most other systems, requiring less colorant and energy to produce the finished mulch. With fewer fines, mulch weighs less by volume, reducing transportation costs.
Rotochopper grind-and-color technology--your "Perfect In One Pass" solution for vibrant landscape products.