If you’re looking for an alternative to mulch, consider using pine straw in your landscaping. Pine trees shed their needles annually. These are raked from the ground, cleaned, bundled, and sold as landscaping material. Lightweight and easy to spread, this wood mulch alternative is ideal for flower beds or as ground cover. The light brown color complements almost any landscape and home style. If you’re looking for pine straw near you, Irvine Wood Recovery has it!
To apply, we recommend spreading it around your landscaping about 2 to 3 inches deep. Just like wood mulch, don’t spread it all the way to the plant base or tree trunk—leave it about 2 or 3 inches away.