Mulch Services & Pine Straw Removal
Recent concerns over the safety of pine straw lawn bedding near homes has caused North Carolina officials to propose a ban of pine straw in close proximity to a home. Dry pine straw acts as a kindling, which presents a serious fire hazard to nearby homes and property. Although it is not clear whether this law will pass, many homeowners and businesses are now opting to go with a safer mulch alternative. Aside from being much less flammable, mulch also offers many other unique benefits over traditional pine straw.
Benefits of Mulch
- Helps prevent soil dehydration, reducing evaporation and the watering requirements.
- Helps reduce weed growth due to heavy covering of dirt and soil.
- Insulates soil keeping it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
- Improves soil aeration, structure, and water drainage.
- Helps prevent certain plant diseases and pests.
- Provides a safe buffer zone for lawn mowers and weed eaters.
- Helps provide a uniform, well-groomed look for your lawn and garden.
- Can be used anywhere across a yard, including close to a home or building.
- Can be in the form of organic or inorganic mulches.
- Helps replace many of the lost nutrients and minerals within soil as the mulch decomposes.
Mulching is a safe alternative to the potential fire threats of traditional pine straw bedding. Even if North Carolina officials choose not to ban the use of pinestraw near homes, mulching is still a popular and beneficial gardening and lawn care alternative.