It had been my intention to simply purchase a bag of wood chips to strew along the path in between my garden beds. However, an idea popped into my head while I was breaking up the branches from an unwanted bush. The soft needles seemed like they would make a perfect mulch substitute.
Since I had to cut the branches into smaller pieces to fit them into a compost bag anyway, it was no more effort to cut off the soft needles first.
It’s not your conventional looking mulch due to its fluffiness, but I think it will work just fine. Now to find a solution for my other pathway….