Is Pine Mulch Safe? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by irons4
October 27, 1999
Will it hurt to use pine mulch in my flower beds?

Answer from NGA
October 27, 1999
No, it's fine to use. Some gardeners are concerned that pine mulch might be too acidic, especially if added to acidic soil. But pine needles don't break down fast enough to change the pH of the soil. Thanks for writing!

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