Trees have a way of making a yard just right. By not taking proper steps in time though, their growing roots can wreak havoc on nearby structures, pavements, fencing, and other components of your landscaping. By installing a root barrier, however, you can keep the roots at bay.
In this issue, the Sand Diego landscaping experts at Juniper Landscape Company will provide you with the knowledge you need to make the most informed decision about which root barrier to install.
In most cases, roots will grow beyond their normal length in times of drought or when the soil is drier. As the roots spread out in search of moisture, they continually grow and expand. As they do so, they can easily penetrate foundations that are in their way.
There are different types of root barriers, each with their own advantages and drawbacks.
The most effective way is to install a root barrier that runs the length of the diameter of the tree at maturity. The key is to install barrier two-feet away from the structure on the side that’s closest to your tree.
Do you need help with selecting and properly installing a root barrier at your home? We’re a licensed, insured and bonded full-service landscape design company, and we’d love to work with you.
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