Pinestraw Tips & Uses
TIPS AND USES: By: Tyler McClure Owner/ CEO
- Before applying, make sure all flower beds and ground area is pruned and cleaned out of leaves or any other debris.
- Spray for weeds in and around your beds where you will be covering
- Be sure to measure the square footage of the area you wish to cover.
- Pine needles are sold in bales, each bale weighs approximately 25 pounds and are 13x14x28 inches and contain 3 cubic feet of pine straw. Each bale will cover 60 square feet at the recommended 2 to 3 inches depth.
- When spreading straw for the first time, always apply a heavier layer around 4 to 5 inches in depth, which comes out to around 30 square feet per bale to create a good base.
- If applied correctly, pinestraw will naturally suffocate any weeds that usually want to pop up.
- Pinestraw naturally breaks down over time and creates a great compost for your plants and vegetation.
- Spread pinestraw twice a year. Spring time and also late fall once all leaves have fallen.
- Pinestraw wont attract a lot of pests or termites like wood chips or mulch, and it is also great for erosion control as well
- Pinestraw is easy to spread with very little effort and a great way to get the family involved in spending time outside.
Want to make your yard look like the Ritz-Carlton? Here is a little tip that will make your friends wonder why their pinestraw doesn’t look as good.
When applying your pinestraw, spread about 8 inches of pinestraw onto the grass or concrete, which ever borders your beds. Come back with a blower and very lightly blow the pinestraw off the grass or concrete back towards the bed which will cause the pinestraw to tuck its-self into place making a perfect border line of fluffy pinestraw. This does take time and patience, and if you don’t have a blower you can always use a hard rake and push the straw into place. Good luck!