Pine Straw installed in bush and flower beds is one of the best looking additions you can add to your landscaping. Its adds volume and a softness that just can not be achieved with any other type of mulch. Using Pine Straw is pretty much a southern states thing but boy does it really compliment any yard very well.
Typically when I do a bed renovation, I will prune and trim all bushes, hedges and ornamental trees that resided within the beds. Then I cut down all the weeds, rake or blow out the debris and then install the pine straw. I install pine straw a little differently than most landscapers.
If you have seen the mulch installations from others you may notice that the pine needles are most likely grouped to lay all the same way. This shows the installer did not take the time to make it look natural. This is faster and cheaper to install this way but does not look as natural. I take the time to make sure the pine needles are in a random pattern, so it looks like it randomly fell naturally in the woods. Yes this takes more time and labor, but the finished job looks much better!
If I am doing the install I want it to look top notch and my customers in Grayson, Lawrenceville, Dacula and Loganville expect nothing less.
Pine straw mulch in flower beds
Hardwood mulch has come into fashion in our area landscape the last few years. I offer hardwood mulch in Black, Red, Brown and natural colors. Many people who opt for using hardwood mulch want it to match the front of the house to give a very elegant appearance and super nice curb appeal. A proper hardwood mulch installation will be more expensive than Pine Straw but gives a more permanent look to the bush/flower bed.
As with installing pine straw I will prune and trim all bushes, hedges and ornamental trees that resided withing the beds. Then I cut down all the weeds, rake or blow out the debris and then lay out the hardwood mulch. Typically this type of mulch will last approx 9 months to a year before needing to be redone. If its in full sun then it may need to be redone sooner. Contrary to popular belief, it will not attract termites as some internet myths suggest. I can help if your in Grayson, Lawrenceville, Dacula and Loganville
Black mulch in flower beds and around a tree
There is a a whole other category of much such as pine bark, rubber mulch, egg rock, pea gravel, shale stone etc that people will opt for in the flower/bush beds. These all give different looks and wear rates to the landscape. The mulch installation in this category are not as common as the other two above but customers sometimes want something unique and different from what their neighbors want. The prep work and installation is the same, only the end result will be slightly different. Whatever you decided that you want in your beds, I can help you achieve that look you are going for if your in Dacula, Grayson, Lawrenceville and Loganville.
Pinebark mulch installed in flower/bush beds.