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ground cover? pinestraw, woodchips, rocks? What?

Posted by aleighjc 7 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 16, 08 at 20:25

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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RE: ground cover? pinestraw, woodchips, rocks? What?

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.


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RE: ground cover? pinestraw, woodchips, rocks? What?

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.


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RE: ground cover? pinestraw, woodchips, rocks? What?

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.


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RE: ground cover? pinestraw, woodchips, rocks? What?

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.


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