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Old 07-04-2012, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Daniel Island SC
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Why is this brown type of hay used down south for landscaping beds vs. mulch?
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:10 PM
 
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Why is this brown type of hay used down south for landscaping beds vs. mulch?
This is pinestraw. It works wells and doesn't move very easily with wind and rain.
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:19 PM
 
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It's cheap!!!
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Why is this brown type of hay used down south for landscaping beds vs. mulch?
It's feed for chocolate milk cows. Check Tractor Supply company or your nearest ag products store and they'll get you some.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Daniel Island SC
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It's feed for chocolate milk cows. Check Tractor Supply company or your nearest ag products store and they'll get you some.
Dont be a wise ass Scuba Steve
Don't want any..but Im gonna think that mulch would be better suited for wind and rain. Maybe it's a bug thing.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Daniel Island SC
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It's cheap!!!
I believe that. Mulch is not cheap. To do our 1/3 acre back at home twice a year it's hundreds of dollars.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Dont be a wise ass Scuba Steve
Don't want any..but Im gonna think that mulch would be better suited for wind and rain. Maybe it's a bug thing.
Mistake #1... taking anything I post here seriously.

Also, bugs (aka roaches) love bark. Pine needles... not so much. You should be able to do the math from here.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Mt Pleasant, SC
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With all the pine trees constantly shedding needles, we had to come up with a creative way to deal with it. Thus, we rake it up in piles and then put it around the shrubs. Poor man's mulch.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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Why is this brown type of hay used down south for landscaping beds vs. mulch?
I was wondering the same thing...
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:59 AM
 
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Why is this brown type of hay used down south for landscaping beds vs. mulch?
I have an aversion to pine straw..... I spent many a years slipping on it and trying to get rid of it from my yards up North....lol. It is VERY popular choice down here but I still pick mulch or rock/stone for my landscaping. I heard that snakes like pine straw but I don't know if that is a myth.

I remember being perplexed when I saw landscapers laying it down for the first time.
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