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Warning for Gardening DIYers: Cocoa Shell Mulch Could Be Hazardous to Your Pets

An alarming email came across my desk yesterday warning dog and cat owners of the hazards of using cocoa shell mulch in their gardens and planters. In my last blog titled "DIY Project: Transform Your Patio Cover from Boring to Va-Va-Bamboo" I included a link to the HGTV show "Red, Hot, and Green" which contains an episode where designer Nicole Facciuto suggests using cocoa shell mulch as a green alternative.