6322Re: [AZ] Pine Mulch
- Oct 1, 2006I guess pine fines and pine straw must be a regional thing. I have looked
high and low for them here in Chester County PA, but have never found them.
West Chester, PA
> 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
> 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 7a
> Ask a friend to join the Azalea Society of America!
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> Subject: [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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