Pine Needles

Pine Straw

Southern Sodgrass provides pine straw, wheat straw delivery to both commercial and residential clients. We offer drop trailer services to your job site or office location, or we can load pine straw directly into your crew’s vehicles from our office.

As the name says, pine straw comes from the pine tree. The tree sheds it needles throughout the year and then they are raked up and baled without harming the tree. This means that pine straw is an environmentally friendly way to landscape.

Pine straw is used to mulch gardens and landscape areas. It helps prevent the growth of weeds, soil erosion, and water evaporation. It can also help keep your soil warm so that your plants don’t get too cold.

 

How to put down pine straw

It may be helpful to wear gloves when applying pine straw as the needles can be pointy. All you have to do is take handfuls of the pine straw and shake it out over the area you want it. You want to apply it a couple inches thick to get the best results. Pine straw is a lot lighter and easier to spread than mulch which makes it a super simple option. You don’t want to put the pine straw right up to your plants though. You want to leave a couple inches around the plant so that it can get the water it needs.

 

Pine Straw Tips

  1. Put down pine straw any time of year to give an area a fresh, neat look.
  2. Before you spread pine straw, be sure to clean and weed the area.
  3. Apply a weed preventer and complete pruning and trimming of existing trees and shrubs.
  4. Spread the straw to a thickness of about 3 inches.

 

If you are in the Greensboro Triad area and are looking for pine straw for your garden or landscaping then we’ve got you covered! Give us a call today to schedule your pickup or delivery.

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