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Q.Covering Hostas And Elephant Ears With Pine Needles

Zone 40243 zone 6 | iamagg added on November 5, 2020 | Answered

I just cut my hostas and elephant ear plants back for winter. Is it ok to use my pine needles to cover them for the cold season?

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Answered on November 6, 2020

I would recommend wheat straw over pine straw. Pine will tend to make the soil too acidic as it breaks down over the winter.

Here are some articles that will help you with using mulches:



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