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Which Mulch and Pine Straw Selections Should I Use for My Lawn?

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Many homeowners want to add a bit of color to their lawn and garden. Adding pine straw or mulch is a good way to accent any color with your flowers and ornamentals in your landscape. Now that it’s spring, many of us start to get outside and visit local lawn and garden stores to freshen up the front and backyard. When it comes to selecting the right products, Carolina Fresh Farms has the perfect selection of pine straw or mulch to choose from.

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Double Ground Hardwood Mulch

As its name implies, this mulch is made from hardwood trees with a very fine texture after being ground twice. Double Ground Hardwood Mulch gives you the best composting of all our mulches and will break down faster—especially around flowers. It features a very dark brown color, but it will bleach within six months.

This product will surely highlight any green lawn or colorful ornamental garden. Learn more.

Pine Mulch

This selection of mulch is made from pine bark. Pine mulch is for those looking for a less expensive option while maintaining a gorgeous brown color and medium texture. Guaranteed to accentuate lawns with colorful flowers, trees or shrubs, pine mulch is a great option for those who want a beautiful landscape. You can find pine mulch at all locations except for Rock Hill. Learn more here.

Pine Straw Long

As an alternative to mulch, pine straw is also a great option for those looking to add a little color to their home landscape. Pine straw is the thick layer of needles dropped from pine trees. Most needles drop in the fall. Longleaf pine straw is best to sell because longleaf pine trees have very long needles. The longer needles create a seamless, uniform looking bed for any trees and ornamentals.

Find our pine straw at any of our seven locations. Click here to learn more.

Brown Dyed Mulch

Brown Dyed Mulch will add a nice natural look to your landscape. The brown dye used in modern mulches is a material deemed safe for use around pets and humans. It can also be found in many other consumer products including makeup and paint. The brown dye found in our mulch serves to help your soil by adding small amounts of iron as the mulch decomposes. Find this selection of mulch at any of our seven locations or learn more here.

Black Dyed Mulch

Black dyed mulch gives a great contrast in a landscape, especially next to lighter colored homes. Black dyed mulch also can hold its color up to 12 months and is used in both residential and commercial settings. Find this selection of mulch at any of our seven locations or learn more here.

Red Dyed Mulch

Red Dyed Mulch will brighten up your landscape. Red dye used in modern mulches is made from iron oxide, a material deemed safe for use around pets and humans. It can also be found in many other consumer products including makeup and paint. The red dye found in our mulch serves to help your soil by adding small amounts of iron as the mulch decomposes. Find this selection of mulch in our Aiken, Charleston, Columbia or Summerville locations or learn more here.

Should I use pine straw or bark mulch?

When it comes to choosing a selection of pine straw or mulch to add to your lawn and garden, the answer to this question depends on your personal preferences. For example, the above assortment of pine straw and mulch all come in different colors. It may be helpful to envision the different varieties paired with the garden you have at home or are planning for in the future.

Mulch adds beneficial nutrients to your soil and contains moisture better than pine straw does. Mulch is harder to spread though. Pine straw is less expensive than mulch and it’s easy to spread. However, it will need to be replaced more often than mulch and easily blows away with weather.

Be sure to stop by one of our seven locations and check out our assortment of mulch and pine straw in person or contact us with any further questions.

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