Because of their natural elegance, pine cones may be the best way to bring the outdoors inside. Whatever the case may be, many of us may be seen scurrying around in the fall, collecting pine cones wherever we can.
These majestic trees not only enhance the aesthetic value of your property but also serve as effective windbreaks and natural privacy screens.
In this article, you will find several creative ways to use pine cones in your home and yard.
1. Keep pets and pests away from your houseplants
There will be frequent potting soil cleanup if you have a cat or dog and have houseplants within reach. For further protection, scatter a layer of pine cones around the bottoms of your plants to deter curious pets.
Likewise, an infestation of fungus gnats can be avoided by applying this barrier. In order to reproduce, gnats need to be able to quickly access moist soil. By erecting this organic barrier, you can reduce the number of fungus gnats in your garden. They’ll also add a lovely aesthetic touch when placed at your plants’ foundation.
If you decide to take this route, water the plants down below the pine cones but not the pine cones themselves. Having this in place will further reduce the likelihood of a fungus gnat invasion.