March 27, 2012
Hello Sarah and thank you for your question.
The Scotts Earthgro Red Mulch is beautiful and the Color Advantage helps retain the red color throughout the year.
Scotts recommends wearing gardening gloves when handling the mulch and apply a three (3) inch layer around trees, shrubs, flowers, or vegetables AFTER seeds have germinated and plants have developed (are established).
AVOID using the mulch before the seeds have germinated, around underdeveloped plants, and within several inches of house foundations, or other wood surfaces.
Best wishes with your project.
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