Here's a comprehensive guide covers some common pros and cons of pine straw mulch. Understanding both sides can help you learn how best to use this mulch.
Here are some PROS:
Lightweight and Easy to Spread Pine straw mulch is lightweight compared to wood mulch. You won’t get tired of loading it up, unloading, or spreading it in your garden or lawn.
Affordable Pine straw mulch is less expensive compared to wood mulch. Additionally, pine straw mulch is low maintenance as it doesn’t float out of garden beds or wash away.
Here are some CONS:
Its Acidic Nature Can Damage Certain Plants Pine straw mulch creates a highly acidic soil environment, which can be damaging to certain plants.
Can Be Messy in Windy Areas Although pine straw mulch stays firm, it will take time to become dense and hold on to the soil. If you’ve just applied pine straw mulch, it won’t hold up well when it’s windy.