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} Pine Straw. For those who aren’t big fans of mulch, pine straw is a very popular option as well. If you’re lucky enough to have some pine trees on your property, you can get your pine straw for nothing, besides the time it takes to rake it of course. Unlike mulch, it does not hold water, as the thin needles allow it to pass through quite shrublop.clubted Reading Time: 3 mins.
Applying Mulch. Plan on applying at least 3 inches of mulch to sufficiently prevent weeds. Apply the layer all around the base of the pine tree, but make sure to keep the mulch at least 6 tomulch or rocks under pine trees