Does pine straw help control weeds?

Pine Straw Pictures

Yes. At a depth of about three inches, pine straw ground cover can be an effective method of weed control. The deeper the pine straw is applied, the better the weed control. One way that pine straw helps to control weeds is by blocking the light so that it does not get to the infant weeds and … [Read more...]

Where Can I Buy Pine Needle Mulch

Pine Needle Mulch

A potential customer of ours recently asked, "Where can I buy pine needle mulch" And that's a great question, as the vast majority of pine needle mulch is harvested in the South. Due to the fact that such a large amount of pine needle mulch originates in the deep South, this product is not readily … [Read more...]

Where do you deliver Pine Straw?

Free Shipping Pine Needles

We deliver our pine straw to the lower 48 States. If FedEx or UPS can deliver to your address, then we can get our pine straw to your door®. If you have questions about your area, just e-mail us and we will help you out. … [Read more...]

How often should pine straw be applied?

Mulch Gloves

If the straw is being used to protect plants and add to the soil, it should be applied annually. If it is being used for decorative purposes, it should be applied twice a year. Most of our customers put out their straw in the spring and again before the onset of winter. Always wear gloves when using … [Read more...]

Does pine straw help protect against the cold weather?

Protect Roots Weather

Yes. Placing pine straw around the base of trees or other plants is very effective in protecting their root systems from the cold. If you are trying to protect a small tree, make a pine straw bed about three inches deep and two feet in diameter around its base. If you live in a very cold climate. … [Read more...]

How deep should a pine straw application be?

Pine Needles Mulch

Pine straw should be spread 2 - 3 inches deep on the ground surface. You will receive the pine straw from The Pine Straw Store® packed in boxes or on pallets, the pine straw should be taken from the boxes in handfuls and shaken over desired area so that it is distributed in a loose, fluffy manner. … [Read more...]

What plants or flowers grow well with pine straw?

Grow Plants

A wide variety of plants thrive with pine straw mulch, including azaleas, camellias, hostas, ferns, hydrangea, magnolias, coleus, rhododendrons, snapdragons, cineraria, bleeding heart, geranium, lily of the valley, rose of sharon, rhodies, hellebores, astilbe, strawberries, blueberries, and choke … [Read more...]

Are all Types of Pine Straw the Same?

Pine Straw Distributors

The short answer is "No". Pine Straw debris levels vary greatly from company to company. Any Pine Straw supplier that sells to very large "Big Box" stores is going to have a very poor quality product. They set their harvest procedures to focus on volume and not quality. We at focus on … [Read more...]

What is pine straw mulch?

Pine Needles Landscape

Pine straw is a pine needle that has fallen from a pine tree. Pine needles are used in flower beds as a ground cover for landscaping. Pine straw helps insulate the soil from temperature fluctuations and will not move with heavy rains. Pine straw is excellent on hills and slopes because the needles … [Read more...]

Will pine straw mulch stay in place with high wind?

Mulch In The Wind

Yes, pine straw will stay in place very well with high winds. The longer the pine needle, the better the pine needle will stay in place. If you have a place that has very high winds, you need to go with either the Longleaf pine needle or the Slash pine needle. Pine straw also works well on hills and … [Read more...]

What is Pinus Elliottii?

Pinus Elliottii

Pinus Elliottii - Sold under the name Standard Pine Straw®, Pinus Elliottii is a 9 Inch Southern Pine Needle a.k.a. Slash Pine Straw, Slash Pine.  The most popular type sold on the market and has a combination of durability, cleanliness, and affordability. We carry this type Pine Straw under the … [Read more...]