northern source for pine straw?
I know pine straw is popular down south and is sold in bales at big box stores, but is there any northern source that anyone knows of? I'm in Pa and would need to have a tractor trailer deliver a large amount and I don't have the budget for that, not to mention that the distance may be further than these companies will deal with. We have pines up here so why is it only a southern thing? I like the look and slower decomposing of pine needles. I have gotten some while getting fall leaves from the township compost site but not nearly what I'd like. I have many "islands" with trees and perennials. it helps by staying there longer than the shredded wood mulch and I don't have to spread it as thick and can keep up with the replenishing better.I know the decomposing is good but I have alot to mulch so if I can get away with less work I'm all for it.