Mulch and Pinestraw
Not only does the addition of mulch or pine straw add an appealing pop of color to the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space, but it is incredibly functional in our warm climate. Adding mulch to your gardening beds can help to add a critical layer of protection to your plants root systems. In the Lowcountry’s often hot and humid climate, both mulch and pine straw significantly reduce the evaporation of each plant’s essential water, diminish the number of weeds that germinate, keep pests out, attract earthworms (which is a good thing!), and add valuable nutrients to the underlying soil. Certain plants and trees can react better to pine straw in comparison to mulch due to pine straw’s higher levels of acidity, so be sure to consult a professional if you’re unsure of which to use.