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Use pine neddles for beds?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by GrassFearsMe, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. GrassFearsMe

    GrassFearsMe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    I found out recently that pine needles are used as "mulch" for beds. Aren't pine needlesacidic what can grow in those beds, and how much do you pay for it. This is funny cuz here on long island pine needles are a PITA.
  2. Cutters Lawn Care

    Cutters Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    Pinestraw is used alot in the south. Anthing can grow in the beds. Most larger beds are used with pinestraw here. Cost is around $3 per bale and we charge $6 per bale to put it out. It will last about 4-5 months before it needs to be refreshed.
  3. polecat63

    polecat63 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,655

    We use alot of pinestraw in beds here. I offer the look of mulch, but sometimes pine makes more sense. Azaleas are big here and they love acid soil, as well as holly's and tons of other plants. It's also easier to maintain strww beds if there are pine trees above them. :D

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