Friday, November 14, 2008

Pine Needles

When I first built this raised bed garden, I put wood chips in the pathways. They did not do a very good job of holding down the weeds. For the last three years I have resorted to filling the pathways with pine needles from the scrub pines I have growing in the yard.First I rake and spot weed the pathways. Then I fill it in with the pine needles I have raked up. It is the kind of job you can do one row at a time. I'll probably complete half of the rows this winter and the other half next spring. The acidity seems to hold down the weeds.

1 comment:

Maggie said...

I have to give this a try next year. We have a little grove of white pine not too far from where I'm putting in my new garden.