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Grass around Pine Tree

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by spitfire3416, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. spitfire3416

    spitfire3416 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    I've heard pine needles are acidic and can kill any grass underneath it, but what about around it? I have a lawn where a huge stretch of grass by their curb is just completely yellow. We've gotten record amounts rainfall this year so drought has nothing to do with it. The grass is about 6 feet from the edge of the tree so do you think this is why it's turning yellow?
     
  2. johnnyb01

    johnnyb01 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    grew up with over 100 pine trees in the front yard....never saw it slow the grass down :lol:
     
  3. Mike A

    Mike A LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    Maybe it is the pine needles and all the rain breaking them down faster than normal. Dog urine (which is acidic) causes grass to turn yellow....
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  4. TTS

    TTS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    have you done a soil test and do you know what the various fungi look like? Excessive moisture can create a prime growing environment for fungi.
     
  5. rootytalbot

    rootytalbot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    I had a similar, puzzling, issue along the curb last year. It turned out that two old men - one driving and sitting on the tailgate - sprayed roundup for the HOA. They had some overspray and killed the grass along the curb. It grew back and the homeowner did not get upset, so all was good.
     

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