ground cover? pinestraw, woodchips, rocks? What?

aleighjc(7)July 16, 2008

What kind of ground cover do you use near the house? I've always heard wood chips and mulch are bad because they attract termites. I've been using pinestraw, but I feel like I am replacing it twice a year which seems like a lot?

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bullthistle

Depends what effect you are seeking. It's true about termits and wood chips, but rocks can be a bare to spread and pine needles I don't like because of flipped butts.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2008 at 9:29PM
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buford(7 NE GA)

I hate pine straw, I only use it on hillsides. I use pine bark mulch. We just had our house treated for termites so I don't worry about it.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2008 at 10:18AM
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mediadiva(Zone 7)

Pinestraw is very poplular in my area. I replace it once a year when I'm feeling cheap. It looks great though when it's new.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2008 at 8:47PM
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creamoe

We just got rid of the pine straw. I simply just hate the look. Instead we put in cedar mulch, which doesn't attract termites.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2008 at 12:44PM
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