Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 35
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LJ Disappointment
I really like Home Depot, so I regret having to say this, but the pine straw was old, moldy, full of sticks. It was not at all what I expected of Home Depot. If pine straw is seasonal, then they should only sell in season; this was dark brown and clearly old compared to some we bought elsewhere. It will need replacing sooner than the bales purchased elsewhere.
August 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 22AA Poor Quality
I bought 15 bales from the Lancaster SC store. I only had to open 1 bale to see this stuff was garbage. Home Depot should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. This stuff was worse than what I was replacing. I should have known by the way it looked, but foolishly thought when opened it would look better. It was old moldy broken pine needles with sticks and branches throughout, it looked to be 2 or 3 years old. The needles themselves deteriorated inside the bale to the point off turning to a dirt like compost. I returned the remaining 14 bales for a refund. Lesson learned. Don't waste your time or money.
May 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dachsundMum Inconsistent
After reading other reviews, we knew to expect some twigs etc. Our first 10 bales came from the Vinings, GA location and were pretty decent...a few twigs but dry & good color. A day later we bought 10 more in Austell, GA and they were disgusting...mold, poor color, weeds, and even a Ziploc bag inside. The bales were also smaller than the ones we bought the prior day (just 7 miles away). In hindsight, we should have returned them after opening the first bale but it just wasn't worth the trouble. My rating is based on the first batch we got. We'll go back to that location when we need more.
April 5, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 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 2.0 out of 5.0 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by RockinTukker Very, very poor quality
I just spread 50 bales and the quality of the product was abysmal. Poor, poor color; many of the bales had dusty, grey mildew inside. Virtually every bale had sticks and branches, with diameters in excess of an inch and lengths of 8" and longer.
I spread early this year (February in Atlanta) so I may gotten last season's left over - but not again. I will be going for "value" in future rather than focusing on lowest cost. As one reviewer said "you get what you pay for". In this case - not very much.
February 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Woodstock Buy from somewhere else
If I wanted leaves, sticks, and bark mixed with the pine straw I would have left what fell from my trees.
Very poor quality. Buy from a better source.
June 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PhilHarmonik FORGET ALL THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS.....
Just purchased 12 bales of this product and, out of all twelve, located but two, small pine branch sticks ! Perhaps HD changed vendors, etc. but, believe me, I'll be buying additional bales of this high quality pine straw
August 13, 2015