Pine straw is a popular mulching material among homeowners because of its aesthetic appeal, ability to keep soils cool and moist, and ability to provide nutrients to soils while circumventing weed growth. When new, pine straw mulch has a vibrant, auburn color that complements all landscapes, but its appearance can take on a dingy, faded air after a time. Applying mulch paint will allow you to quickly brighten tired pine straw mulch using a garden sprayer attached to a bottle of water mixed with concentrated dye. If you only have a small area to cover, you have the option of using a standard household spray bottle.
Upwards of 80% of yard issues are caused by homeowners and most of those are related to irrigation, typically over-watering. We all know that grass needs water but more isn't necessarily better. Wet thatch and soil can encourage turf disease, attract harmful insects and kill grass.
TideWater met this week for the annual manager's conference titled, "The Growth Roundtable." The meeting was held over two days at The Mulberry Inn in Savannah, Georgia with the head personnel from each company attending.