Pine Straw works well at prevented weeds especially on slopes. Good erosion control. Inexpensive when compared to other mulches and straws and beautiful because of its red color. Pine Straw is perfect to use in: home and commercial landscapes, flower beds, natural areas, pathways and steep banks.
Q: Why use Pine Straw as a natural landscaping mulch?
A: Pine Straw’s auburn like color gives a beautiful clean decorative covering for landscape and gardens as well as acts as a weed retardant. Pine Straw is an organic landscaping mulch that retains moisture, decomposes and is high in nitrogen. As pine needles break down they acidify the soil making an excellent landscaping mulch for acid-loving plants, trees & shrubs (such as camellias, azaleas, hydrangeas, fuchsias, gardenias, ferns, dogwoods, magnolias, holly and all evergreens). Pinestraw works well at prevented weeds especially on slopes. Good erosion control. Inexpensive when compared to other mulches and straws and pine straw helps to keep your garden insect and rodent free.
Q: How do I apply pine straw as a landscaping mulch?
A: Pine Straw application is best done by hand, two to three inches deep. Because Pine Straw helps retain soil moisture below, do not cover the base of the plant. Extend the pine straw to the drip line of the plant, keeping it two to three inches away from plant base and the trunks of trees and shrubs, this will also discourage rodents from feasting on the bark.
Q: How Much Pine Straw do I Use?
A: Pine needles are sold in bales like straw, each bale weighs approximately 25 pounds. Each bale will cover around 50 square feet at a depth of 2-3 inches.
Q: Why are pine needles superior to other mulches?
A: Landscapers prefer pine straw mulch to nugget mulch or wood chips, because pine straw doesn’t wash away as easily. It’s a nice color, and it will eventually break down, providing extra organic matter for the soil.
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