Thinking of using shredded pine cones in mulch
We have these three tall (60 feet?) narrow pine trees in our lawn. This year they have dropped tons of 2-3 cm "baby"cones. I raked them into a pile and vacuumed them up with my toro leaf vacuum/blower. It was dusty but smelled like a pine forest! The little brown pieces are very pretty and seem to lay down nicely.
Rarely I get a baby conifer spouting the in garden beds that are around these trees. I figure if I use the shredded cones as mulch I will have some sprouts but they should be slow growing and easy to pull out of a bed and throw into the compost.
Anyone think I am asking for problems?