Why Use Pine Straw_Nov10

Why Use Pine Straw_Nov10 - Why Use Pine Straw Any plant...

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Why Use Pine Straw Any plant that can be grown with other mulches can be grown with pine straw as mulch. Here's why: pine straw in itself is slightly acidic, but only at the acidity level of normal rain water. The majority of all plants (ornamental, flowering, vegetables, etc.) require a slightly acidic soil for maximum nutrient uptake from the soil. Testing shows pine straw is right in that perfect range of acidity for maximum nutrient uptake. Scott Jacobs has performed extensive testing on pine straw acidity. Some good reasons why pine straw is an excellent choice for mulch include; Longevity - doesn't float and wash away and breaks down more slowly, so it doesn't need to be reapplied as frequently as other mulches Lightweight - easily handled and lighter per cubic foot than most other mulches: bales are easy to carry and cover much more area by equivalent weight than most all other mulches! Sustainable/natural -
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