Pine Straw Installation
A popular option for mulch in Georgia is pine straw. Like most mulches, pine straw can protect your plants and soil in your landscaped areas and improve the appearance of your yard. However, pine straw has some additional benefits that make it an excellent mulch choice for certain areas. At Woodburn Landscapes, we offer pine straw installation, as well as other types of mulch, in the greater Atlanta area.
Benefits of Pine Straw Mulch
Pine straw is made from the discarded needles of pine trees that are harvested and used as a ground cover or mulch. Pine straw acts as a wonderful insulation for the soil and roots of plants or trees. During the winter, pine straw can insulate roots from cold temperatures, and during the summer it can minimize moisture loss from the soil during drought conditions. Pine straw also can help hinder weed growth. In addition, pine straw offers additional benefits over other mulches:
- Pine straw adds acidity to the soil as it decomposes, which is wonderful for plants and trees that need acidic soil to thrive
- Pine straw is a great mulch for slopes and hillsides – the needles latch together and stay in place better than many types of bark mulch
- Pine straw is light auburn or tan in color, a pleasant appearance for many landscapes
Pine straw is usually installed in layers of 3-6-inches, depending on where it is used. Since it is organic and decomposes, it does need to be replaced. You can expect to lose an inch or more each year due to decomposition and loss from raking and yard clean up. Spring or fall are excellent times to plan for annual new pine straw installation for your landscaping.
Do you need pine straw installation on your property in the Atlanta or Sandy Springs, GA, area? Contact our team at Woodburn Landscapes to schedule pine straw spreading. We only use quality pine straw, and you can expect exceptional results from our experienced landscaping crews.