Pine straw popularity is fairly recent with golf courses,
but it has been a popular landscape ground cover throughout
the South for the last 25 years. In fact, it is one
of the most widely used mulches for all size projects ranging
from residential flower beds to industrial complexes and highway
landscapes. Landscapers, building contractors, and homeowners
have discovered that pine straw has superior properties.
Unlike other dry organic ground covers such as pine bark,
leaves, grass clippings, and peat moss, pine straw provides
favorable growing conditions and stimulates healthy plant
development. It not only helps dress a golf course,
but also provides many cost savings benefits by promoting
natural fertilization and water conservation.