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Kentucky Color - Pine Straw Mulch

Veteran Gardener has Eureka - money saving - moment, shouting 'Pine Barrens!' while discovering he says, 'Nature's perfect landscaping mulch'
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By Billy Joe Fudge
Retired District Forester, President of Homeplace on Green River

How could I have missed it?

For years since moving to Green Hills Iíve spent hundreds upon hundreds of dollars for all kinds of mulch.


At the same time I was raking and burning pine needles from my Loblolly Pines in the back yard.

Then it came to me, Pine Barrens!

Pine Barrens are an ecosystem created beneath monoculture Pine Forests.

They are called "Barrens" because the forest floor is barren of any understory growth.

So, hmmm, hmmm - could it be that Pine needles are natureís perfect landscaping mulch?
- BILLY JOE FUDGE


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