Pine Trees

Is It Advisable to Use Pine Needles as a Mulch/Weed Control

daveboyd added on June 20, 2011 | Answered

I have recently lost a pine tree and wondered if the needles would make a decent mulch or go into the leaf mould.

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Answered on June 21, 2011

I frequently use pine needles in my beds. It actually takes some time before they break down enough to make the soil too acidic for plants to stand. You can also add them to the compost pile.

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Answered on June 21, 2011

We use pine needles as mulch in our Rose garden. It raises the acid level which roses like. It and daily light watering will make roses bloom like crazy.

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