How to use pine cones in the garden: 3 ways

By Andrii MaistrenkoJun 9, 2024 09:08 AMGarden
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How to use pine cones in the garden
How to use pine cones in the garden. Source: www.naturallivingideas.com

The presence of pine cones in the garden can not only decorate it but also benefit the plants. SSPDaily has told you about several ways to use pine cones in the garden.

Protection against pests

Pine cones can be placed throughout the garden to repel pests such as slugs and snails. The rough texture and prickly nature of pine cones create a barrier over which pests are less likely to crawl, thus protecting unprotected plants.

Compost and mulch

In addition to the above benefits, pine cones can be used for composting and as a natural mulch in the garden. As they decompose, pine cones release nutrients into the soil, enriching it for the benefit of plants. Adding pine cones to the compost heap increases the nutrient content and helps to improve soil health.

Drainage

Pine cones can be used as a drainage material in pots or beds. Spread a layer of pine cones on the bottom of the pot or bed before adding soil. This will help to improve drainage, prevent plant roots from rotting, and provide them with access to the necessary air and moisture.

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