Asked on Jan 10, 2020

How can I get rid of tree roots from my lawn?

Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAVimarhonorDeb K


7 answers
  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Jan 10, 2020

    I cut them out with a saws-all that has a Demo blade in it.

    Demo Blades can cut through nails and therefore dirt won’t be a factor, but if you want to cut them way back- yes, dig a bit.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Jan 10, 2020

    Hi Kathy, digging them out is often the only possible choice. An Ax and some serious determination is what I always use.

  • Cynthia H
    on Jan 10, 2020
  • Redcatcec
    on Jan 10, 2020

    Hi Kathy,

    The roots are surfacing looking for water or the soil has just eroded away. If you cut the roots, you might be the victim of a tree dying or falling over from no support. Remember the roots support the tree. If this were my tree, I would add soil or a walled in flower arrangement circling the area that has the roots that are showing through.

  • Deb K
    on Jan 11, 2020

    Hi Kathy, depending on the size and type of tree , here are a few videos for you to check, hope one will help you, be sure to read the comments as well as some suggestions are made

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jan 11, 2020

    Is there a tree involved that you wish to remain healthy?

    Much likes tree stumps tree roots can be eliminated by vigorous digging with a pick ax or mattock or if desperate measures a sawall can be involved.

  • Is it from a tree in your yard? Or traveling from a neighboring property? Think twice before going out there and just hacking and whacking at tree roots. I second Redcatcec's recommendation as if the tree loses stability it can very well fall over in high winds, too much snow, etc. Last thing you want is a tree to fall on your house, or even worse, your neighbors as you would be legally responsible. If it were my house, call out a proper arborist before proceeding. They are not that expensive and provide valuable information. I had a tree in my front yard, it was here when I purchased the house, but it became diseased and I had to take it down. First person I called was an arborist.

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