What is the difference between a roll of pine straw and a bale of pine straw?

The term “pine straw” refers to pine needles which are harvested after having fallen from pine trees. They are tied together with either wire or string into a unit most commonly called a “bale”, although it is sometimes sold in rolls (which tend to be roughly two to two and a half times larger than bales) as well.

What is the average size of a bale of pine straw?

A typical bale box is usually 26-28 inches in length and 10-13 inches in height and width. The weight of a typical bale is approximately 10 lbs depending on the size of the box, compression applied by the baler, and the moisture content of the material at the time of harvest.

Which is better long or short needle pine straw?

The longer the pine needle, the better the pine needle will stay in place. If you have a place that has very high winds, you need to go with either the Longleaf pine needle or the Slash pine needle. Pine straw also works well on hills and will not wash away when the rain comes.

Which is better mulch or pine straw?

In short, it comes down to personal preference. Pine straw mulch is cheaper and easier to transport as it does not require tools to spread. On the other hand, shredded mulch offers more options for color, better water retention, and stays in place better than pine straw.

Does pine straw attract snakes?

Pine straw attracts snakes. This is especially when it is thick, moist, and very close to the ground. In these conditions, pine straw provides snakes with shelter, food, and breeding ground. Also, animals that snakes eat, such as worms, insects, rodents, and toads, thrive in such environments.

Do termites eat pine straw?

Pine straw itself doesn’t attract insects. Bugs don’t eat dry pine straw, but other qualities draw in bugs including termites, centipedes and earwigs. Some of these insects help break the pine straw down, which is good for deterring weeds, but for the most part its best to keep critters away from your house.

How many bales of pine straw will fit in a pickup?

If you have a regular size pick-up truck, you could get 75-100 bales of pine straw in your bed – if you stack it properly. Most cookie cutter neighborhoods require 25-40 bales of pine straw, while most residential homes require 60-100 bales.

Do snakes hide in pine straw?

Snakes tend to go to places where they can easily find a good hiding spot and food. Therefore, if pine straw fits those conditions, it will attract snakes. Usually, snakes will be attracted to pine straw that is thick, moist, and close to the ground.

Do ticks like pine straw?

Rake leaves, grass and pine straw from the lawn areas, although pine straw or mulch can make a barrier between a woodsy, or shrubby margin, and the lawn, and is easier to spray or treat, should you decide to do that. A farmer friend says that pine trees/straw are particularly attractive to ticks.

Do Copperheads hide in pine straw?

Usually, snakes will be attracted to pine straw that is thick, moist, and close to the ground. This is because, for one, thick pine straw provides a safe hiding place such that it would not be easy to spot the snake. This is also true when the pine straw is too close to the ground.

Does pine straw attract mosquitoes?

Wet Mulch Wet mulch, along with other common yard decorations such as pine straw and wet soil in a flower bed, can hold enough moisture below the surface to attract mosquitoes. Once mosquitoes identify an area as moist enough to lay eggs, they will nest there, and other mosquitoes will follow.