Use of pine straw as a ground cover mulch in landscaping around trees and in flowerbeds has been rising popularity throughout the South for the last 25 years because pine straw mulch is clean, attractive, and provides exceptional value for most landscaping situations. In fact, pine straw mulch is one of the most widely used mulches for all size projects ranging from residential flower beds to industrial complexes and highway landscapes.
Ohio is known as the Buckeye state, not the land of pine straw mulch. Instead, we do have lots of deciduous trees, and for years gardeners have used the ground bark from those trees as mulch. Bark mulch, however, is susceptible to molds and fungus, especially shotgun or artillery fungus (sphaerobolus stellatus), often has a repugnant barnyard odor and attracts insects like millipedes that thrive on decomposing matter. It also seems to break down so quickly that by the end of the season you are left with dirt and sticks and the prospect of doing it all over again next year... messy, smelly and definitely not economical!
So back in 1997, when we first saw pine straw mulch used extensively as mulch down south, we were intrigued. Being from Ohio, we had never seen anything quite like it.
In 1997, Southern Pine Straw Mulch Company, LLC seized the opportunity to become the major supplier of pine straw mulch for Ohio locating our distribution point in Concord Township, Ohio. Since then we have been pleased to be bringing pine straw mulch to the Buckeye Ohio state and surrounding norheast.
Mulch Pickup & Delivery: by appointment only! Please call: (440) 350-1449