​Should you put down mulch or pine straw in your landscaping beds?

Written by Gene Caballero on February 20, 2015

Mulch or Pine Straw Atlanta Georgia

Are your landscape beds in need of a freshening up? Usually homeowners will redress their beds once per year in the early spring. You have a couple different options. In most parts of the country shredded much is used. You can read about how much mulch to put down here

However, you may consider putting down pine straw as an alternative to mulch. It’s a little cheaper because it goes further and is easier to place in the beds. Pine straw is very popular in southern climates as I’ve seen lawn care companies in Atlanta Georgia use it quite often. Also it’s a popular option throughout Florida as well. When I meet with our lawn care companies in St Petersburg Florida they say they prefer it to mulch.

While I personally prefer hardwood mulch, it really comes down to personal preference when deciding which to install in your landscaping beds.

Here are some points to consider for pine straw versus mulch.

Pros for Mulch

Here is a example of the finished look of mulch

GreenPal Lawn Care Mulch in Atlanta Georgia

Pros for Pine Straw

Here is a example of the finished look of Pine Straw

Hi, I'm Gene Caballero and I'm the co-founder of GreenPal . At GreenPal, we're helping hundreds of thousands of Americans solve one of the trickiest problems: a reliable, fast, and affordable way to get lawncare taken care of. On behalf of GreenPal, I've been featured in the Indianapolis Star, the Sacramento Bee, Entrepreneur, Inc.com, and dozens more. Please feel free to say hi on Twitter or connect with me on LinkedIn.

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