Archive for the ‘Pine Straw Mulch’ Category

Use Pine Straw in Your Landscape

Pine straw is popular landscape mulch consisting of fallen and carefully cleaned pine needles from pine trees. Pine mulch (also known as pine straw) is a renewable, organic and natural resource that provides beauty and benefits to plants. Really it is no surprise why many homeowners, business owners, landscapers and developers have chosen to use […]

Round Pine Straw Bales

After this year’s freezing cold and crazy weather winter I am thinking of a nice fishing trip off the Grand Turks or some other warm exotic and tropical land.  Followed soon after by getting our yard and garden beds ready for Spring which officially begins March 20, 2014 and not soon enough for me. If […]

Spring Mulching 101

Spring is just around the corner and you’re probably beginning to think about what type of flowers you will be planting. Spring is a time where people like gardening because it’s a relaxing hobby and they like their yard to look aesthetically pleasing. Generally a flower garden is quite easy to care for. The most […]

Decorative Landscaping for Halloween Using Pine Straw

Does your family all-out decorate your yard for Halloween? Want a great tip for your decorations that you can re-purpose and reuse after Halloween? If you answered yes, you’ve came to the right place for tips on decorative landscaping for Halloween using pine straw! Even if you don’t go all-out for Halloween and would like […]

Natural Garden Mulch

Natural garden mulch is a protective layer of organic material placed on top of the soil. The use of mulch use varies from highlighting garden paths to keeping weeds down as well as assisting in overall plant growth and health. There are many different types of natural garden mulches and you should select the proper […]

The Many Uses of Pine Straw

One of the best uses for pine straw is to use it as a good groundcover to keep areas safe and secure during the winter months. It’s especially great for larger lawns considering how lightweight pine straw can be, and this can save you time and your back! However, you can also use pine straw […]

How Much Pine Straw Do I Need?

Are you trying to figure out how much pine straw you will need to cover your garden for winter? Well it is actually quite simple. First we need to calculate the square footage of your garden.  The easiest way to calculate square footage is to measure one dimension, we’ll use my humble garden as an […]

Organic Gardening with Natural Mulch

Each year, huge amounts of chemicals are sprayed onto gardens, negatively affecting the environment. Thousands of gallons of fresh water are contaminated just by homeowners who want to grow plants. Of course most of this chemical damage is done by the big agriculture food producers, but an alarming part of the damage is still done […]

Pine Time for Fall!

It’s a “pine” time for mulching! Well, as we are all finding out the days are getting shorter and with that the nights a little colder. We are snuggling a little closer and getting ready for the long winter ahead. But, before you get too cozy don’t forget about your friends in the garden. That’s […]

Fall Landscaping with Pine Straw

The season is changing and we are approaching fall which is a great time to prepare your garden, lawn and plants for winter and spring. Fall landscaping and fertilizing will allow your landscape to recuperate during the autumn and fall seasons to prepare for the tough spring and summer months ahead. During the winter plants […]