Pine Straw – 1 bale will cover 40 square feet
Wheat straw – 1 bale will cover 350 square feet
Pine Bark/Mulch – 1 bag will cover 12 square feet
Apply a three-inch layer of mulch or compost around plants to reduce evaporation, promote plant growth, and reduce weeds. Keep mulch a few inches away from tree trunks to prevent rot. Again, water deeply and less often so that you encourage strong root growth.