Please allow 24- 48 hours of drying time when installing Dyed Mulches. Our mulches are processed and dyed on premises. The Dye does not get a chance to fully set in while it sits in large, moist piles at our facility.
Drying occurs after the Dyed Mulches are installed at the recommended depth (2″-3″ inches). Once they are laid out the dye is then able to set into the mulch.
If Dyed Mulches are installed during or just before it rains the dye WILL be effected. Typically, if you laid the mulch on thick enough, a simple raking/fluffing of the mulch will mix faded and un-faded chips and might remedy the faded color look. In extremely heavy rain storms fading will be very noticeable. Please keep an eye on the forecast when ordering your mulch.
Keep in mind that this only effects Black, Brown, Cherry Brown, and (especially) Red Dyed Mulches. These types include the hardwood or cedar versions of these products. This advisory/disclaimer does not include Double or Triple undyed hardwood. It also does not apply to premium mulches like Hemlock and UnDyed Cedar Mulch.
Please do not hesitate to ask us about this when you are placing your order.