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Old 10-16-2007, 10:20 PM
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has anyone ever laid cocoa mulch whats the out come of this and how did u price it i had trouble finding this i had a lady request it i got the job done but it took alot more then what i expected how thick did u lay this where's the cheapest place to get it anyone have pics of a job with cocoa mulch doesnt this stuff attract animals


sorry so many questions just shocked by this ladies request and very curious to learn more any help would be nice
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I had never heard of this and then I did a search on it. Did you know Hershey's makes some of this stuff!



http://www.hersheys.com/mulch/
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gopher thats where i found it its actually the cocoa shells that they use to make those delicious hershey bars
could u plz see if someone will reply anyone ever used it how thick did they lay it how did they charge all the goodies i think it looks nice somethin i think that is gonna pick up rather quickly i like it and actually thinkin bout pull my red mulch up and puttin this in just cause i do like it and it would promote business let me know
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I guess this is something new most here havent done yet. Could you let us know what you find on this if you experiment with this project? Take some pictures too?
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i will post some pics as soon as i get done. im haveing a hundred bags delivered on tuesday so i am very excited bout this im thinkin lay it bout the same thickness as regular mulch
im not really sure...where do i start
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Can you imagine how wild it will smell! All that chocolate! I bet it will smell great!

If you like this product I bet you could market it and get a lot of new business with it!

I look forwards to seeing your pictures.
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I have never even heard of using it.... I would recommend at least an inch... but that's just me...

Just read this on Hershey's website, too....

Waste shell from the extraction of chocolate from cocoa beans has been used for over 30 years as mulch for roses and a soil amendment for flower beds at Hershey Gardens, Hershey, PA. Cocoa shell mulch slowly decomposes and contains approximately 2.5% nitrogen, 1.0% phosphate and 3.0% potash. Analysis of cocoa shell mulch by the Auburn University Soil Testing Laboratory revealed it to be high in specific conductance, soluble salts, phosphorous, potassium and magnesium; but low in pH, nitrogen and calcium.

Advisory: Cocoa shell mulch may be harmful to animals, if ingested in sufficient quantities.
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gopher do u have any crazy ideas for adzertising u always come up with somethin

my only fear is the thing with the animals but the chemical in it is only there for like 2 to 3 weeks from what i understand so thats the only down fall as the rest of its all good
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I had a customer who put that down. As I was mowing i was hoping she was coming out with some chocolate chip cookies. The smell didnt last long and it blows away easily if you have to do fall leaf cleanups. It starts out fluffy but drops down once it gets wet.
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