FAQ - How deep should a pine straw application be?

Pine straw should be spread 3 inches deep on the ground surface.

You will receive the pine straw from us bundled in bales, the rope that holds the bale together should be removed.

You should then grab handfuls and shake over the desired area so that it is distributed in a loose, fluffy manner. While this is a bit time consuming, it will achieve two very important objectives, providing a very attractive ground cover and yielding the correct square footage from each bale.

Applying the straw in a clumpy fashion will result in a much less attractive look and will cover a smaller area.

All of the figures on our web site are calculated at a three inch depth. A three inch depth is needed to ensure proper looks and weed control.  This will settle to 1.5 inches over time.