Rated 2.6 out of 5Â by 27
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by Todd You get what you pay for
I purchased 20+ of these bales every spring for the past 4 years. The first batch was good quality but the last 3 years, most bales were half rotten from moisture damage and contained a significant amount of trash. If you want high quality, long-needled pine mulch, I would recommend paying the $5 or $6 per bale at your local plant nursery. Hope this helps. Regards, Todd from Bedford, Va.
January 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Lizzie Good for the job
I purchased 7 bales of pine needles at Home Depot in Hermitage TN and I thought they were pretty clean. I have spread 5 of the bales so far and in those 5 bales I found 3 pine cones and 2 or 3 sticks per bale. The bales separated well and were easy to spread. The bales came from Browning Straw Company in Alamo GA.
I went to both of the large home improvement stores (Home Depot and Lowe's) and looked at the bales before I purchased them. In my area the stores are directly across the street from each other so that was easy to do. The ones at Lowe's appeared to have a lot more sticks and the price was higher. I am happy with my purchase at Home Depot.
November 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by dtp70 Poor quality baled pine straw
I am a Home Depot customer. I don't know if they would consider me "a good customer" but at least I am frequent. Our store in Lebanon has some of the best workers and I enjoy my relationships with them.
This year it was time to do the pine straw thing and when I went to get my first load of ten bales I noticed how small they had gotten. Same price, just smaller. Now I understand that all retailers want to keep prices "down" so my argument is not here.
But the quality of this years product is well below poor. Now I needed 30 bales to do my home beds but finally decided to stop with the pine straw because I was spreading more leaves and sticks than I had cleaned out of the beds. To finish the project I purchased 20 bags of pine nuggets from them to do the back yard beds. At least they are a dollar less but I need three times as much.
So my friends at Home Depot, I will pay your price for a smaller bale of pine straw but please change your vendor next spring. I would conservatively estimate 10% of each bale is sticks, leaves and cones. That's three bales of trash! I don't want to have to go to the other place......
April 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Lizzie Another good batch of pine straw
I purchased 4 bales of pine needles at Home Depot in Hermitage TN and I thought they were pretty clean. I found 2 pine cones and 2 or 3 sticks. The bales separated well and were easy to spread. I will purchase more in the next few days. (My car will only hold 4 bales at a time.)
April 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by jack Great pine straw
After reading the negative reviews I was almost afraid to buy pine straw again this year from HD. I purchased 40 bales and it was great. In 40 bales I found one pine cone, no dirt or sticker vines, and the needles still had alot of spring to them. Good job HD, thanks.
April 10, 2014