Pine straw has another name which is the pine needles. In farms farmers use the pine straw to help in the protecting of the soil. They do bring some acidity into the soil which is very important for the growth of crops. When farmers plant their crops, and they fail to grow they usually do not know the reason as to why they failed. Those who practice farming the face challenges in all seasons. Mulching is very important when it is carried out on a farm. This is because it plays a very important role for the soil and also to the crops. Pine needles are used to maintain the soil nutrients and also add more. Most times the wind to affect the crops and that is why one should practice mulching because they prevent the wind from harming the plants. The soil nutrients are maintained and added to by the pine straws. In this specific case we are going to look at the benefits of the farmer doing mulching using the pine straw.
Using of pine straws for mulching is very natural and also sustainable. The pine straws do peel off themselves. There is a way that the pine straws are put together then they are dropped to the soil. The pine needles can be used for several times. A the farmer does not have to throw them away after the first use they can put them together then use them for the second time. They are environmentally friendly.There are no negative effects that are got from the soil mulching using the pine straws.
Mulching using the pine straw is also very important t because the help in improving the soil. The soil temperature below the roots can be controlled using the soil mulching The temperature is sustainable for the plants. They help in preventing the evaporation from taking place. With this it makes sure that the soil stay moisturized which is very important for the crops. The pine straw mulching is also important for the soil because they help in the prevention of soil erosion. Erosion occurs when the wind carry’s away the soil. Occurrence of soil erosion makes it difficult for the growth of the crops. The pine straw dressing of the soil helps in making sure that the soil top layer is not carried away.Soil mulching absorbs all the harmful chemicals that could be in the air from coming into contact with the soil.
The unwanted small plants that grow they can be prevented by using the soil mulching. With the pine-needled spread on the ground it makes it impossible for the garden weeds to grow. Which is very helpful because growing of these pine straws is very harmful because they do compete for the soil nutrients with the crop.it is important to help in the prevention of these straws because they will end up taking away the crops nutrients. Pine straw dressing helps to make sure that the weeds do not grow.