Pine Straw FAQs

  1. How is Pine Straw harvested?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

  2. What is the coverage of a bale of Pine Straw?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

  3. What are the uses / benefits of Pine Straw?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  • Pine straw is harvested as trees shed their needles and they fall to the ground. As pine straw is a renewable resource no damage is done to the tree during this process. Before this process is done crews clean the area of twigs, pine cones, limbs, and spray for weeds. After the needles fall, they are raked by hand into piles and then baled using a box baler. Then loaded onto trailers and Taken to their destination.   

  • It is our recommendation that a bale of Pine Straw be applied at the rate of 45 – 50 sq ft. per bale to get maximum coverage.   

  • Pine Straw promotes favorable growing conditions and stimulates healthy plant development

  • Pine Straw insulates the tender roots from temperature extremes

  • Pine Straw eliminates erosion caused by wind and rain, especially on sloped areas.

  • Pine Straw reduces soil compaction by keeping rain directly from the soil surface.

  • Pine Straw hinders the growth of weeds in plant beds.

  • Pine Straw is a cheaper alternative to bark mulches and can be replenished more often to keep properties looking fresh and colorful.

  • Pine Straw has a fine texture and uniform color that some people fine more aesthetically pleasing. It also brings out the color, contrast, and texture of the surrounding landscape.

  • Pine Straw is lightweight and can be easily handled, making it easy to spread.

  • Pine Straw retains its all natural, auburn color throughout the season, and will even brighten up after rain.

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