Anybody spreading pinestraw this time of year?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by tinman, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Messages: 1,346

    Anybody spreading pinestraw this time of year? 95% of leaves are down here, thinking about pushing the pinestraw, but I do not want to waste my time if it's too early.
  2. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,071

    Doing lots of pinestraw right now. I perfer to push back when the mowing is slowed way down. Right now the price is even down, last load I picked up was 2.50 a bale.
  3. CrumleyLandscapeMgmnt

    CrumleyLandscapeMgmnt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Must be nice, pine straw here in North Louisiana is $5-$7 a bale. We are surrounded by pine trees but unfortunately they are short needle. So most of our straw, that's worth using, is shipped in from Ga or FL.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    Yes - Did about 800 last week. Leaves are off the trees so it is a great time to do it as it will cover the last of the leaves that get stuck in the needles and make your clean-up jobs look sloppy. I will do about 3000 over the winter so it will give one crew a week or so of work.
    Buying for $3.00 now so if anybody knows of any cheaper in NC (Charlotte) please tell.
  5. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Messages: 1,346

    thanks for the replies. Didn't think I got any feedback because I did not get an email notification on this thread. Just went back & checked all my "started threads".
  6. Adamma Landscape Group

    Adamma Landscape Group LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    In our area the leaves are all down due to the storms. A lot of people have finished leave removal and are laying pine straw. Most of our customers like to do it in spring when no single leave will fall on it.
  7. TurfdudeNCSU

    TurfdudeNCSU LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    A few customers have wanted straw, but most will wait untill March or so. Other than that just on our new installs.
  8. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    we start on 3K bales next week.
    we will be finished with pampas wednesday. we'll start laying thursday.
  9. TScapes

    TScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    Just finished 1500 bales last week, and did 1300 3 weeks ago. It all depends on the property and what kind of trees you are dealing with. I had properties in ATL that had lots of Oaks around the perimeter of the property and they of course hold onto their leaves until the new growth pushes the final ones off. So for those properties, they would get strawed in March or April.
  10. i_plant_art

    i_plant_art LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    how do you guys measure for pine straw, as in how many bales per 1000 sq.ft.? or how many sqft. does a bales cover? never done pine straw but have thought about it recently. thanks guys.

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