Asked on May 30, 2013
Landscaping ideas anyone?
I have an extremely large tree in my back yard that takes up quite a bit of room in my small yard. The problem is that the tree is so old that the roots are branching off to where they are lying on top of the uneven ground for about 15 feet in all directions. I live in Florida, so there isn't a lot of top soil in the area, and to purchase top soil for the backyard to level it out would cost a small fortune. I was thinking about "roping off" the area in some manner to avoid any injuries by tripping on the roots, either by using stones or landscape timbers and filling it in with flowers or small bushes of some type. Obviously, I would need to purchase a few bags on top soil to fill in the roped off area, but I want to try to stay as economical as possible. To give you an idea of the width of the area, there is about enough room to move a wheel barrel between the tree and the house on one side and the same distance on the other side between the tree and the fence to the property. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.