PINE STRAW There are two kinds of pine straw sold in our region. One is called “Slash” Pine straw which is brown in color and has short needles with an approximate length of 6”. You can usually find this in the big box stores. It is a less expense pine straw and is more readily available.
The second kind of pine straw is the kind of Pine Straw that we carry. It is called Long Leaf Pine Straw due to it’s long needles which range from 7”- 9” long. And these needles have a reddish color vs. the brown slash.
It is difficult to find a quality minded and consistent supplier of Long Leaf Pine Straw, but we certainly have been gifted with the BEST. His name is Sergio. Our supplier is working with us on an “as needed/call basis” and they will deliver FRESH bales the same day we call him. We are storing his Long Leaf Pine straw inside one of our shop bays and off the floor where wetness may occur. This will keep our Long Leaf Pine Straw Bales dry and totally free from inclement weather, and there is the important element where we have the benefit of cooling air movement in all our shop bays. This new approach of receiving 250 – 300 fresh bales every 3 or 4 days has many advantages. In the past we would have to order a van load of 1,300 bales. This old technique is still used by the Big Box Stores.Their bales age quickly and a greying discoloration occurs due to the intense heat that builds up inside the van, any moisture speeds this decaying process, and simply the time it sits and takes to sell 1,300 bales
June 1, 2013: We just installed a wonderful shelter to keep up to 600 bales of the best and freshest pine straw clean and dry . When you need pine straw for your landscaping come to Superior Sod and Garden Supplies.