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Maintaining a lawn with pine trees

14 years ago

We are about to put in an offer on a house that we fell in love with. My only concern is that the property has several pine trees and the lawn looks pretty rough. The grass is patchy and I've heard it can be hard to maintain a nice lawn with pine trees around. I'd really like to have a nice lawn with healthy grass and a chance to plant a garden. Is this possible? Are there any tricks to keeping up a nice yard with pine trees? I thought I read that the needles are acidic and can kill the grass. Is there a type of grass that works well in acidic environments? Also, we are in Mass, so anything we plant would need to stand up to the winters. I know very little about lawns since this will be my first house. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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