Pine straw mulch is essential in landscaping. Overall mulch is aesthetically pleasing because it is organic and also looks neat and clean. Pine straws come from different species of trees. These trees shed leaves naturally yearly. The leaves are thus known as needles or straws. They are collected and packed as pine straw bales that have similarities of the hay bales and can be sold as round or square pine bales. Mulch improves curb appeal and also has other benefits such as improving soil moisture, reducing soil erosion, control weeds and adds nutrients to the soil. Pine straw mulch comes from leftovers of grain crops that have been harvested. One of the best available mulch in landscaping is known as pine needle straw. The pine straws are available in different sizes and types. The most common types of straw are the long leaf straw which is an average of fourteen inches long. Lob lolly and slashes types of pine straws can also be used and the have a size of nine inches long.


Pine swift straw mulch is very efficient and has a long list of advantages. The main benefit of the pine straw cover for use as the ground cover is that it makes an excellent ground cover for newly seeded lawns and also unplanted patches of garden. Pine straw looks very good in many landscaping designs since they are light in weight and cover a larger area. Pine straw has further benefits in that unlike other mulching it does not attract insects such as termites and also it's effortless to apply and effective. The lawn will benefits with reduced soil erosion when pine straws are used to cover the ground. It is also important to note that pine straw is unavailable locally and may be difficult to find compared to other available materials.



The process of applying slash pine straw ground cover involves use if a depth of about two to three inches. Some individuals will advise one to increase the intensity into about five inches deep depending on the soil type in the areas. This will improve more water retention in the soil and also reduce weeds. One should also consider leave spaces in between the pine straws to allow for air circulations, and this reflects by reducing the harmful insects from harming the plants in the lawn. Mulching is very useful in landscaping and will not only save costs but also have a pleasant outcome.