Revitalize colored wood mulch
This might like a stupid question, but here goes. I have a small back yard with a LARGE blue spruce in it. The ground under the tree refuses to grow any decent grass, so I have covered it with red colored wood mulch. Problem is, that it fades fast. That, and the fact that the tree drops so many needles over the winter/spring that you can hardly see the red. Instead of redoing or even topping off the mulch every year, would it be practical/possible to get a gallon of red deck stain and spray it over the top of the existing mulch and needles? Has anyone ever tried this, and how does it work (if it does)?