Answer: The problem is with the shade, not the pine needles. Turfgrass requires full sun to thrive. Pine needles are acidic and a good source of organic matter when added to compost piles or garden beds. The Shady Oaks Nursery (1-800-504-8006, http://www.shadyoaks.com) catalog is packed with ideas and information about gardening in the shade. Good luck!
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