3 Ways To Remove Tree Roots

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After having a tree removed from your property, there is still the nasty little problem of roots. Roots can continue to grow for some time after a tree is removed and can continue to do significant damage to your property, including cracking pavement and bursting sewer lines. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn of a few tips to get rid of tree roots once and for all after tree removal.

Suffocation With Mulch

This method is one that is both safe and environmentally sound. After you have removed the tree, cover up the remaining trunk with mulch. Make sure that you add upwards of six inches or so so that you completely cover the roots and the majority of the tree. This method will ensure that the tree roots will not receive nearly as many nutrients that they need to survive. Over the course of the next several weeks, the roots should die. From here, you can cut them up at your own pace and remove them as you deem fit.

Pulling Out The Stump

Make sure that you cut down the majority of the tree before using this method, but leave a good chunk of the stump (approximately 3 feet worth) present. Then, dig around the tree, using a shovel or spade. Make sure that you cut up the roots as you go, as this will make the process easier. Dig outwards from the center of the tree. At this point, tie a rope or chain around what is left of the stump and secure this to a winch that is attached to a truck that is strong enough to physically pull the tree from the car. Simply engage the winch at this point and then make provisions to cover up the hole that is left in your lawn. If you do not have a powerful vehicle or secure cables, you should hire a pro to remove the stump, as this method can cause injury. 

Pave Over Roots

This method works in much the same way that mulching over the roots does: by depriving the roots of the nutrients and water that they require to live. Pouring concrete over the roots that are left will eventually kill off the roots. Although this method works much more quickly than the mulch method, actually removing the roots that are left is a bit more difficult due to the fact that they are encased in concrete.

Hopefully, this brief guide has given you some idea of how to sufficiently get rid of the tree roots in your lawn after tree removal. For more information, go to http://treesculptors.com.


15 March 2016

Furniture to Grow Old With

Even as a child, I was an indoor person. Despite the fact that I lived on a ranch and had a hundred acres of land to roam on, I preferred reading a book while sitting in the most comfortable recliner in my home. I’m referring to that soft, plush, and luxurious piece of furniture that you absolutely have to force yourself to get out of. When I became a homeowner, my primary quest was to find a suitable replacement for my childhood retreat. I researched, examined, and sat in numerous chairs before I finally found the one, the beautiful tan piece of furniture that I wanted to grow old with. On this blog, I want to share with others the importance of buying the perfect furniture items for your home, the ones you never will want to part with.