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Pine Needle Clean Up In Spring And Fall

October 4, 2016
Brad Bippus

Cleaning up pine needles in your yard can be an arduous task. Some people refer to pine needles as pine straw which is simply another term for the same thing. We do recommend that you clean your pine needles after the fall drop which is generally in late October well into November, Followed by another cleanup in March or April.  One of the main reasons to clean up your pine needles in the fall is to create less work in the spring. If you can pick the pine needles up relatively soon after the fall then they won’t have time to decompose. If you have a lawn, you should pick up the pine needles as soon as you can. Say every week or every other week if possible. The chemicals in the pine needles will not only suffocate the lawn, but toxic chemicals to your lawn.

Pine Needle Clean Up In Spring And Fall

It’s much easier to clean up pine needles assuming they have fallen versus months after the fact. If you have access to a blower, you can blow them into a pile, or use a rake and gently rake across all your plants and decorative rocks.

Raking pine needles

If the volume of pine needles in your yard is huge. You should take a look at the Flagstaff Bulk pick up Collection schedule. Many folks that do their own clean up will rake up pine needles a week or two before their scheduled pick up. You’ll see many homes with garbage bags filled up with pine needles anywhere from 20 to 100 bags along the curb for their property.  With our service we pick up all the pine needles and haul them way using burlap bags. We prefer not to use plastic bags for environmental reasons.  We are reusing material that bio-degrades and it is much more efficient for us to place the pine needles on burlap bags rather than to stuff them into dozens and dozens of garbage bags.

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