Do I Need to Rake Pine Straw From the Yard?

Pine needles decompose slowly. If you have a large stand of pine trees and an abundance of straw, rake it up to use as a long-lasting landscaping mulch. Otherwise, leave fallen needles to decompose in their place.

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Marie Roberts is a freelance writer based in north central Florida. She has a B.S. in horticultural sciences from the University of Florida. Roberts began writing in 2002 and is published in the "Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society."