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Old 03-21-2008, 08:16 AM
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So the wife and kid are scared to death of snakes.

I don't want to increase any liklihood of termites getting to my house.

With those in mind, what is the best and most affordable thing to mulch a large natural in my back yard with? It is scattered with mature trees, will mainly be for looks, not woried about bettering the soil there.

I have heard the wood mulch can bring the termites, that pine needles are nice beds for snakes, adn runner mulch is very expensive.

What is the best thing to use?

Does cedar and cyphress have these issues?
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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To answer your questions...

most affordable would be pine needles...

best? That's in the eye of the beholder
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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I use pine.. Snakes may like it.. but they like all sorts of things.. Snakes can be your friend.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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My parents and myself have used pine needles all of our lives and have NEVER seen a snake in ANY bed!
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