Briar Creek FarmFarmhouse Landscape, Charleston
The beautiful allee of live oaks and slash pines establishes the north to south axial sequence of entry, connector, living room and exterior view.
Photo: Rob Karosis
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Soil acidity around conifers is due in part to the way ions are exchanged between conifer roots and the surrounding soil. Additionally, there is a debate among gardeners about whether or not pine needles will acidify soil over time if it’s used as a mulch. Pine needles are acidic when they are freshly fallen from a tree, but they lose acidity within weeks. They have not been shown to dramatically alter soil acidity.
Cain had small pine trees and chest-high grass and weeds removed to clear this greenway between a row of hard pine on the left and live oak on the right.