White Pine Needles

Asked October 11, 2017, 8:39 AM EDT

Will white pine needles kill my lawn? Can they be used as lawn mulch?

Howard County Maryland pine needles lawn

1 Response

A thin layer of pine needles on the lawn should be fine. You should be able to see the turf blades of the grass through the needles. If the pine needles are too thick, this will smother the turf.

You can rake up the excess and use as a mulch underneath the pine trees or in your ornamental beds.