We typically put covers to the ground especially in gardening, a process that is known as landscaping. There are various materials that are used in mulching. Many people use leaves; others use branches. Mulching is the covering of the soil so that you can be able to reduce evaporation. We shall only look at the type of mulching that is done by use of the covering of pine leaves.
Many people have expressed a lot of advantages in the use of pine leaves compared to the use of other materials like tree bulks and others like grass. It can be a good thing is we point out the benefits of using these leaves in mulching.
We can hold together the soil particles to reduce erosion. The needle-like leaves play a significant role in keeping the soil particles 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. It is possible that there are people who still use the dangerous 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. The pine leaves are fast to rot, which means that they can supply nutrients to the plants that are currently planted on that particular area. This is a benefit that cannot be overlooked.
The other thing is about the durability of the mulch, meaning that they can last a very long time. The leaves of pine are so thin, meaning that they do not have the capacity to absorb a lot of water that is necessary for the decaying process. The service of this kind of leaves or barks that generally absorb water is short lived, just because of the fact that, they are not able to resist decaying that is facilitated by the presence of the waters in them. This is not good for mulching purposes because it can lead to rotting of whatever thing you are covering and bring fungi.
Pine leaves are useful in allowing water to pass through them, especially the rainwater. There is the passage of rainwater through the spaces in their arrangements. This means that the needle-like leaves cannot hold much water and hence it will go through to the ground, thus nourishing the crops. The pine leaves are then suitable for ground cover.