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Pinestraw

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by A CUT ABOVE, Jun 20, 2000.

  1. A CUT ABOVE

    A CUT ABOVE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    Just wondering how much you guys that are using pine straw in beds are paying per bail?
     
  2. GrassMaster

    GrassMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Yo Jesup:<p>I think most guys here in Columbus, Ga area. Are paying about $2.00 - $2.50 per bale, if they are buying in quanities of 100 or more bales.<p>Just got to be careful it's been so dry, lots of sticks, pine cones & good ole Stickers in them.<p>BTW, How's yo Business Going?<p>----------<br>GrassMaster - Home: www.lawnservicing.com<br>My Start Up Page www.lawnservicing.com/startup/
     
  3. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    what the heck is pine straw ??
     
  4. GrassMaster

    GrassMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Hello:<p>Pinestraw is what is used mainly for mulch, here in Georgia anyways. Don't know about other places?<p>Big market for Pinestraw, quite a few folks get awful rich gathering & selling pinestraw.<p>----------<br>GrassMaster - Home: www.lawnservicing.com<br>My Start Up Page www.lawnservicing.com/startup/
     
  5. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    I don't think anybody up here in jersey uses that, i never seen any around exept for the stuff i clean out of people beds and yards with the leaves during fall cleanups. We just use root mulch mostly.
     
  6. lawnnut

    lawnnut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    We are paying $3.40 small amounts.<br>North Carolina.<p><font size="1">Edited by: lawnnut
     
  7. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    You mean to tell me you don't have pine trees in Joisy? Pine straw is the needles that are normally green on the PINE TREE. When they fall off they are brown, they then get baled up like hay and sold for mulch in beds.................down here in the warmer climates, very common.<p>Now................what the heck is &quot;ROOT MULCH&quot;? I have a wierd visual thing going on here.<p>Homer
     
  8. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,117

    I have found the mulch vs. pinestraw boundary runs right across the Virginia/North Carolina border. A friend of mine in NC puts down primarily pinestraw and just a bit of mulch and I do all mulch. I wish I could do only pinestraw, that stuff is so easy to spread and lightweight compared to mulch. And you can charge per bale (easy pricing).
     

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