Most people have two goals when it comes to landscaping: make their property look better while improving the health of their plants and soil. Mulch, and colored mulch in particular, is a great option that can help you accomplish both of these goals because of the wide range of benefits it provides. Whether you’re landscaping a single-family home or a larger commercial property, here are just some of the benefits of mulch for your landscaping design.
Topics: mulch beds, low-maintenance landscaping, soil erosion, soil temperature, benefits of mulch, aesthetic appeal
At ChromaScape, we have controls in place at every stage of our process — from purchasing raw pigment to manufacturing to shipping — this ensures our customers always receive a quality product they can trust. Here’s how we do it.
Topics: manufacturing process, colorant supplier, raw materials, packaging, quality control, quality testing, shipping
You depend on your colorant supplier to deliver a quality product on time and to specifications. But too often manufacturers find themselves lured in by low prices and lofty promises, only to find the quality of their colorant is poor and the service is even worse. So, it’s up to you to make sure you are really getting what you pay for. Here are some questions to ask your colorant supplier and what to look for in their answers to ensure you are getting the best product and service for your money.
Topics: raw material control, manufacturing process, optimize your business, colorant supplier, freight logistics, accurate forecasting
Mulch producers face a dynamic and fluid set of challenges that can make planning and forecasting difficult. You not only need to respond quickly to customer orders, but you also have to contend with weather considerations, the availability of fiber and any equipment issues that inevitably pop up. To put yourself in the best position for success, you need to be able to make swift changes and remain nimble so that you can take advantage of shifts in the market, the weather or any other variable that comes your way. This means organizing your operation to be as agile as possible. Here are five tips on how to increase business agility and some insights on how your colorant supplier can help you achieve that goal.
Topics: increase profitability, optimize shipping logistics, mulch colorant suppliers, improve forecasting
Grinding is perhaps the single most important aspect of any mulch production business. After all, if you're not grinding fiber, how are you going to make mulch? To help you build the most profitable operation possible, here's everything you need to know about grinding wood fiber for mulch.
Topics: mulch coloring equipment, winterizing equipment, green waste, raw material, mulch size, fiber, grinding equipment
Mulch producers know how important it is to keep an accurate set of books. Like any small to mid-sized business, you need to keep a close eye on your expenses to ensure profitability. But one line item that is overlooked too often is your labor and loader cost. Often considered a sunk cost, understanding what you pay toward labor and loader operations can help shed light on an opportunity to improve efficiency in your mulch yard. Let’s take a closer look at how to accurately calculate your labor and loader costs, and how identifying these costs could help improve financial results for your business.
Topics: mulch colorant, mulch coloring equipment, colorant calibration, green waste
As a commodity product, it can feel like you have little control over the price of your fiber. The construction company, pallet company or brush clearing crew you get your fiber from sets a price and you pay it. There may be some negotiations based on quantity, but that can feel like the only wiggle room you have. Thankfully, there are other ways to think about fiber that can help you save money in the long run. Here are some tips to keep your fiber price in check and ultimately grow profits for your mulch production business.
Topics: mulch colorant, green waste, fiber source, transportation costs
To maintain profitability as a mulch producer, you need to carefully track all expenses and keep your costs in check. Most producers have a good handle on fiber and transportation costs. But despite best efforts, there are some costs that often go overlooked by some mulch producers. Here's a look at some of the hidden costs associated with running a mulch yard as well as some tips for how to reduce them.
Topics: mulch colorant, increase profitability, mulch coloring equipment, colorant calibration, water calibration, mulch calculation
In order to keep the finished product up to your standards there are a few things you should verify. Take a moment to consider the following steps. Monitoring these points should help simplify the optimization of your coloring process.
Topics: mulch colorant, raw material, colorant application rates, optimize coloring process, water use rates
What is the first thing you think when your finished product looks different than it usually does? It must be my colorant; I need to call my vendor.
Topics: mulch colorant, water calibration, raw material