Synthetic straw pictures

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by mslawn, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. mslawn

    mslawn LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Can't see it close enough in those pics to comment
     
  3. mslawn

    mslawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I guess I should have gotten better pics. However, pictures do not do it justice. It looks just like natural straw but with a better color.
     
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Whats the advantages of it over conventional staw
     
  5. mslawn

    mslawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    It holds it color, keeps its "fluff", was real easy putting out - no sticks or trash in it. These customers love it. It will not mat-up like real straw so it should cut way back on bugs and fungus. It is expensive compared to real pinestraw, but I think for my customers who want good looking beds year round this is definately the way to go if they can afford it. I will still keep putting out natural straw and mulch for my customers that want it. They just have a bigger variety of choices since I found this.
     
  6. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
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    looks nice... but I'm not a fan of straw. Never have been... Probably cause I hate when leaves get caught up in it... ugh!

    Mulch Mulch Mulch.... :blob1:
     
  7. mslawn

    mslawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Seems like most customers I have dealt with in this area want pinestraw, I do about 25% mulch and 75% pinestraw most of the time.
     
  8. TScapes

    TScapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    I wish ALL of my properties had pinestraw versus mulch. I have convinced several to make the change. Thanks to parking lot mulch fires, insects, and fungi, I have had a pretty successful rate of conversion. Plus, I make more money on Pinestraw than Mulch, so why not!
     
  9. sheshovel

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    Isen't Pinestraw mulch?
     
  10. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
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    yup?????????????????????
     

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