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Tree roots under lawn, chemicals or brute force??

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 21:16

Thanx for replies, no the tree stump is definitely not putting out any new shoots, the only problem is that the roots which are very near the surface of the lawn are difficult to mow over.  I'm OK doing the whole job with my trusty axe and have taken it in for a good sharpening which should see the job done in record time. I've explained to my neighbour that the chemicals suggested would only kill the roots if the tree were still alive, and won't speed up the breakdown of the remaining roots.  Thanx for clarifying this for me.  Thanx again for watching the posts. 

Tree roots under lawn, chemicals or brute force??

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 09:01

I'm renovating a neighbour's garden and have done lots of work already, which I'm enjoying.  There used to be a flowering cherry ie prunus which grew its roots under her lawn so she had the tree taken down leaving just the stump and the roots.  Now I'm starting to hack out the roots with an axe but am wondering if this is the only way or is there some chemical process which will destroy the roots but not the lawn or surrounding planting??  I doubt it, but am open to suggestions so long as the plants are not damaged.  Any help appreciated. 

Weedkiller on new lawn

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 08:52

Weedkiller lasts about 3 months so after that you should be OK to dig up that bit of grass and then next time you cut the grass leave some cuttings on the bald patch, with luck they will drop some seeds and it will reseed itself with the matching grass. 

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Tree roots under lawn, chemicals or brute force??

How do I remove surface tree roots from a lawn?  
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