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Beginner Gardening: Mulch Pine vs Cedar

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PeteB7

PeteB7
Trumbull, CT
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2012
9:03 PM

Post #9232530

I've always preferred Cedar mulch in landscape beds because it lasts longer and termites are less attracted to it than pine:
http://www.ehow.com/about_6196165_cedar-mulch-_amp_-termites.html

I realize that it does not decompose fast and if I want organic mulch for certain plants I suppose I could put it under the Cedar.
I plan to mostly use Cedar in our beds as I've been doing for years but will use Pine around Blueberry plants since Pine helps acidify the soil.

Any other advantages to pine that I'm missing?

Any specific suggestions for mulches around fruit plants for health considerations?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 10, 2012
8:48 AM

Post #9236688

Hi Pete...here is some info for you. I personally use pine bark or pine straw...

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5645754_difference-pine-_amp_-cedar-mulch_.html

http://www.gardenguides.com/131160-pine-mulch-vs-cedar-mulch.html

http://www.greenthumbarticles.com/article/The-Benefits-of-Cedar-Mulch-a354.html

PeteB7

PeteB7
Trumbull, CT
(Zone 7a)

August 10, 2012
7:20 PM

Post #9237292

Thanks those mostly confirm my view. Just stumbled across this .pdf document that goes into a bit more depth than most:
http://cmg.colostate.edu/gardennotes/245.pdf

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 11, 2012
7:42 AM

Post #9237651

Good info there...glad you got what you need.

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