Care of Lilacs - Knowledgebase Question

Monument, CO
Question by caldwell8
February 23, 1998
Should pine needles be included as part of the organic material that we put in the soil around lilacs?


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Answer from NGA
February 23, 1998

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Lilacs prefer an alkaline soil and pine needles are acidic, so it would be best not to use the pine needles in the soil, or as a mulch for your lilacs. Pine needles can be added to the compost pile, or used as mulch material around acid-loving plants like blueberries or azaleas.

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