Can pine straw mulch be used annually?

Asked April 15, 2015, 11:45 AM EDT

A landscaper told me that pine straw mulch has to be rotated annually with a regular bark mulch. However, another landscaper told me I could use pine straw mulch over and over. The areas I am mulching are around shrubs and trees. Thanks in advance for your response.

Knox County Tennessee

1 Response

There is no reason to rotate pine straw and other mulches, use the one you like best. The landscaper that told you to rotate does not appear to understand the use of mulch based on that recommendation.