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May 01, (Neighbors recently needed to remove several big shrubs here near the property line.) The tricky thing is, our electric/gas/sewer lines are buried underneath this area. We've dumped" of compost over the ground but are not sure what to safely plant.
We'd like to put in a smallish tree(s) and some shrubs. als near utilities are not restricted to overhead lines or cables. Roots can damage sewer systems and other underground utility lines.
Trees or shrubs planted too close to meters, transformers, and other utility units may prevent people from seeing them, increasing the risk of human injury and damage to property and utilities. Apr 23, You should never plant over an underground utility, but if your desired spot is near a utility line, some plants are better picks than others.
Plants with non-invasive roots, meaning roots that are less likely to poke at below-ground pipes, are the most utility friendly. Tons of trees and shrubs fall into this category. May 14, Another alternative is that the tree service, knowing about the underground utility, can grind the stump shallowly, to just under the soil surface.
This will get rid of the visible stump, yet stay clear of the utility line itself. A third alternative is to simply use a chainsaw and cut the stump to the ground, and let it rot on its own. Jun 01, Acnl character hits tree and falls easy solution to remove the dirt and hence lightening the shrub or bush is to hit the soil with a garden hose or even a power washer.
If you hit the soil with some water pressure the dirt will simply wash right away. You’ll be left with only the shrub or bush which can be cut up, burned, or moved to curb for stumpmulching.barted Reading Time: 5 mins. Start by digging around the base of the shrub and cutting all the roots you can get at.
Then lay scraps of plywood on each side of the shrub. Set a jack stand or concrete blocks on one side and set up your jack on the other. Lay a beam across them and tie the root to the beam with a chain. Aug 17, Drill holes a few inches deep into the stump in numerous places, using the biggest, widest drill bit you have.
The wider and deeper the holes, the better. Fill these holes first with water, then with a fertilizer high in nitrogen or stump-remover granules. Soak the ground all around the stump.
I've read too many stories about people getting hurt, blowing up neighborhoods, and having other unpleasant things happen to them because they didn't take this step before doing yard work.
If you are like me, digging up bushes and trees SUCKS. And never gets all of the roots up, unless you dig a monster hole. So here is a MUCH better way, and. Mar 09, In my neighborhood, the shape of townhomes and lawns are similar, and most of us have trees on about same spots on the front lawn.
I suspect, some of us have utility lines right under a tress without knowing it since someone (likely the builder) dug to plant a tree on my front lawn without getting it marked for underground utility lines.