We typically put covers to the ground especially in gardening, a process that is known as landscaping. Many people use different materials to do mulching. Many people use leaves; others use branches. To start with, mulching is the covering of the ground so that you can prevent loss of water through evaporation. We shall just look at the kind of mulching done by the use of the pine leaves.
Many people are showing appreciation in utilizing the pine leaves compared to another form of mulching. The importance of using these leaves is worth noting in the sense that it is convenient to use them and the fact that it is not time-consuming.
We can hold together the soil particles to reduce erosion. The needle-like leaves are substantial when it comes to holding the soil together. This means that they are always in a position to keep the eroding soil or even put together the things that are causing the land to move downstream. Thus, you can control soil erosion by use of this kind of mulches.
There is no harm to the environment when you decide to use the mulch derived from pine leaves. We all have seen people using synthetic materials in mulching. Using synthetic materials for this purpose is hazardous to the environment in that it causes suffocation of the living organisms in that specific area. In the case of the pine leaves, they decay very quickly meaning that they can be a source of manure to the plants or grass that is coming up, and hence you do not need to go the shop in search of fertilizer to apply to your area. This is a benefit that cannot be overlooked.
The mulch can be able to continue a very long time showing it is durable. The lack of the ability of these leaves to consume a lot of water is the primary cause of this kind of mulches to last a very long time. This means that, there are some of the tree barks that are used in mulching that store a lot of water thus causing decaying and this means that the service is only short lived. The proper mulching material is not suitable given that it cannot be able to resist the effects of decaying, which means that it can transmit fungal diseases to the area whatever you have planted your crops or grass.
Pine leaves are useful in allowing water to pass through them, especially the rainwater. They usually leave some space to let water to percolate through. The leaves are not able to keep so much water, and hence it will go through the plants and therefore being in a position to nourish the crops. The pine leaves are then suitable for ground cover.