Natural pine needles and tree bark promote balanced water irrigation around trees, reduce soil erosion, and prevent weeds when used as a mulching agent. Pine bark nuggets in varying sizes and pine straw packaged in bales or in loose form are available at gardening centers, suppliers and nurseries.
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Vickie Ferguson began freelancing in1998 and hasn't put the pen down since. Her editorial stints have included working as a reviewer, managing editor and senior managing editor. She writes for several websites and covers a range of topics, including travel guides, gardening, home décor, crafts, pets and wildlife. Ferguson specializes in flower craft articles and has worked in the flower craft business for some time.