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Spraying Pine Straw

Pine Straw 101

Pine straw is a groundcover that decomposes just like any organic material. The problem is that pine straw decomposes at such a fast rate. There are generally 2 types of pine straw: Slash & Long Leaf. Slash is shorter in length and girth and has a shorter life span before decomposition sets in. Long Leaf is 3X the size in both length and girth. When comparing two similarly aged bales of each type of straw, 1 bale of Slash will cover approximately 50 sq.ft. A bale of Long Leaf aged the same time will cover approximately 70 sq.ft.

The GCS Difference

GCS has found a way to carefully seek out the correct type and minimally aged pine straw and apply colorant to it, so that the life span of the straw is significantly extended. GCS has been able to buy a large portion of the industry’s Long Leaf supply, and through the power of bulk purchase is able to get this higher quality pine straw for a price lower than most can get Slash. The colorant, while coating the pine straw with a protective colorant, also provides for an eye-popping natural color that lasts throughout this increased life span. GCS provides a 9 MONTH GUARANTEE from the date of application!

How to Maintain it

Instead of replenishing pine straw 2X a year and in each of those instances the straw turning white, then grey and starting to breakdown and break apart within the first 8-12 weeks, GCS enables property owners to replenish and color ONLY 1X a year! When you add to this that is it costs the property owner less money year after year, it is easy to see why this is such a great product and service. It saves money and looks new for an entire year!