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Trouble with Grass growing

Posted by fbf311 Nebraska (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 26, 07 at 11:12

I am hopping that someone can help me with my problem. I have an area in the back yard that has a decent amount of sun light, good soil, and pine trees. The area around the small pine trees will not grow any grass. I was once told, long ago and before it was a problem for me, that the dead pine needles on the ground will not allow grass to grow. Does any one else know what I am talking about? I have cleaned up all of the old needles from the ground, is there some sort of chemical that I will need to put in the ground. I would appreciate any input, thank you.


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RE: Trouble with Grass growing

Trees drink lots of water...make sure the grass is getting enough....and enough sun.
Linda C


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RE: Trouble with Grass growing

Pine needles are very acid. Try some lime on the area.


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RE: Trouble with Grass growing

Probably not enough sun.
Do you really need grass there? The pine needles and other debris dropped by the trees form a natural mulch that prevents evaporation and protects surface roots from damage caused by pathogens and pests.
Without having seen your yard, of course, I would use some strategically placed rocks, deadwood, or ferns to play up the woodland look of this situation.


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