6321RE: [AZ] Pine Mulch
- Oct 1 11:28 AMAviv,I agree with Bill Miller, as long as the woody fibre is composted down and you are not going to use this mulch near your house in foundation beds. There is a termite issue with whole woody fibre, but not with the pure bark.In our area, we have access to free wood chips and from the city composting and chipping yards. Unless I have the time to compost the materials down, I use it only in my paths, since grass will not grow there under the shade of my big trees.For mulch, I prefer the bark only materials or pine needles (Pine Straw). Several locations here offer the baled needles at $3.40/bale and acording to my calculations, it takes six bales to cover the same area as one yard of shredded pine bark, and the stuff runs about $35/yard vs. $20.40 for pine needles.In beds preparation, I till in compost, composted wood chips, and pine bark fines. The fines I buy in bulk at 10 to 15 yards at a time with a charge of $50 for delivery and at $24/yard + taxes.Joe Schild-Hixson, TN USDA Zone 7aAsk a friend to join the Azalea Society of America!----- Original Message -----From: envldrSent: 10/1/2006 11:30:17 AMSubject: [AZ] Pine Mulch
I know that pine bark is a good mulch for azaleas. I can get whole
tree pine mulch (includes the wood) for a great price. Are there any
issues with using this?
Aviv Goldsmith, z7a
Aikido in Fredericksburg, VA
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