I just moved here and have some questions about my yard. I searched on pine needles and found some info but would like further comments.
My yard is quite large and has many trees on it. It's barren (little grass). I know there was a drought last year but I am told I have so many trees I am not going to get grass to grow. Makes sense because if you walk in the forest there is no grass.. and my yard has just about as many trees as a forest.
My problem: I have 2 dogs and they are currently tracking Charlotte red dirt all thru my house and its really getting to me. I spent hours cleaning the former owners red dirt out of the house and its coming in again. I am not going to live like they did.. disgusting.
So.... how do I cover my ground where my dogs romp around? I have some straw spread now and it works pretty good but its not a permanent solution. So my options are bark, wood chips, pine needles and ground up rubber.. oh I suppose stone pebbles?
I like the way pine needles look.. am concerned about my dogs paws but I bet they would be fine.. one is part pit and the other a golden retriever.. also they are way cuter than any of your dogs
I heard termites like the wood? I know from experience the chemicals in pine needles kill weeds.. which really is a nicety...
Also.. I guess I have a magnolia tree in my yard.. I was wondering when I could safely trim the bottom of it?