don miller; MountainDon wrote:
Our plan has been to rake and burn the fallen needles in the immediate area surrounding our building each spring to make it difficult for any ground fires to get close enough to do any damage to buildings. Does anyone have any better idea other than raking into small piles or low rows and burning them? Thoughts?
those baskets are far easier to make when the needles are fresh and green.
gary gregory wrote:
Yeah....., I know, and its also a lot easier to seek out the longer needled varieties. I wonder if pine needles would make a good slug barrier around the garden?
Will goats eat pine needles ? or will pigs ?
Robert Ray wrote:
I don't see it in the PNW but in the South bales of needles were sold as mulch in many garden supply stores.
paul wheaton wrote:
2) put down lime to counter the acidification of the needles. The grass seems to tolerate the other allelopathic stuff from the needles pretty well.
......The ash would "lime" the soil.
Maybe Don can mimic this by burning the trash(fallen twigs, pinecones, small sickly trees, pine needles etc, what ever would burn in a quick grass fire)......