Pinestraw is the fresh fallen pine needles consisting primarily of longleaf and shortleaf pines removed from the forest floor and bailed. is a great choice for renewable, native organic mulch.
Just a 2-3 inch layer of mulch is all that is required to create an effective weed barrier while allowing water to penetrate easily.
The pine needles interlock together and stick into the ground below. So even on landscapes with a considerable slope the pinestraw will not wash away under the frequent tropical rainstorms.
Pinestraw is slightly acidic so when it breaks down it keeps the soils ph low and acidic. Pinestraw makes an excellent choice as a mulch