Introducing Longleaf Pine Straw Mulch
What is so special about Pine Straw Mulch?
Pine Straw spreads in your plant beds and around your trees differently so you end up using less.
It is sold in bales and spread with a rake. Many find it easier to use, and easier to transport.
In areas with dense pine tree cover, pine straw can have an especially aesthetically pleasing look.
Pine Straw helps create the necessary environment to stimulate healthy plant development so it promotes uniform plant growth and slowly decomposes to release organic nutrients that enrich the soil.
Insulation is a key Pine Straw characteristic, and as a result, a plant’s root system and the lower stems of plants stay cooler in warm weather and remain warmer in colder weather.
Pine Straw can be used to lightly cover delicate plants when the weather turns cooler and there is a threat of frost. It can be piled over plants to protect them and create a greenhouse like effect.
The manufacturing of pine straw doesn’t require heavy grinding machinery to make it, reducing the carbon footprint.
Mulches act as a catalyst in creating favorable growing conditions for plants. In other words,. A layer of Pine Straw helps keep the roots of tender plants from freezing.
Many people believe that pine straw might make their soil too acidic. While it is true that pine trees shed their needles to kill off competing plants, the slightly acidic nature of the needle entirely dissipates after a few days. However, the dry pine straw you buy in bales is neutral and will not change your soil chemistry.
Does not have to be removed. All you need to do is put fresh straw on the top of old straw to revitalize the color and provide beds with new nutrients.
Which mulch is best? That is up to each individual. Conestoga now offers you more choices. However, you should always choose to mulch.
Tips to keep in mind about all mulchs:
- Mulch at least once a year, though two times is preferable,
- Spread mulch until it is about 2 or 3 inches thick.
- If weeds are a huge problem, you can spread mulch as thick as 6 inches,
- Do not pile mulch around the trunks of shrubs or trees,
- Remember to edge your beds before mulching.
- Mulches act as a catalyst in creating favorable growing conditions for plants.
- Pine Straw, while beneficial, should not be placed up against the foundation of your house.