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Is it ok to use fallen pine needles as mulch

Good evening all I am helping my sister-in-law manage her half acre garden. She has many pine trees which have a lovely soft carpet below- years of fallen pine needles which have rotted down. Can I use this as mulch on other boarders? Thank you


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Easy answer yes.

  • Thank you Dave.
  • I know, but some of the areas are really neglected, compacted soil, mossy. I thought I might dig over the areas, to loosen soil, then incorporate some of the lovely mulch. A
  • Hi Verdun.

    I have lots of Hellebore seedlings which I will put in, also Pulmonaria, as I have loads.

    The area is shaded due to large trees, my sis has been using topsoil over the past few years, but I think the soil needs conditioning.
  • Oh, I didn't realise that.

    Thank you
  • Hi Verdun, I have re read your reply, didn't read correctly first time- avoid Hellebores!
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