What is the best way to remove pine tree roots from my yard?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 05, 2017

    Because they are in the lawn all that can be done is to cut them as much as possible and use very heavy black plastic to rot them out.You cannot use chemicals it will kill the lawn.

    • Kathy Kathy on Jun 06, 2017

      The only thing black plastic will do is kill what is directly under it, the grass. It doesn't kill what is in the ground.

  • Kathy Kathy on Jun 06, 2017

    You can try chopping at the roots with an ax so it becomes level with the ground. Or you can stop cutting that part of the yard and use a string trimmer instead. It takes YEARS for the roots to die.

  • Gail Hoak Gail Hoak on Jun 06, 2017

    We own a cabin in the mountains and the roots from the pine trees was a very real problem while mowing the lawn. I was determined to be able to take the riding mower up into the upper 40 acres and mow the grass. I waited until after it rained and went around with a tire iron and lifted most of the roots. This took quite a while but I finally accomplished getting all the roots out, even the huge ones. I then proceeded to fill up the holes, which I refer to as ankle breakers, with ashes from the fire pit. This makes a good bottom mulch for the grass to continue to grow over the roots. It worked very well and now the grass is looking good and the mower can now go into the upper 40 acres without any damage. How this works for you too!! Let me know. Remember this will take a while and some effort.

  • Bet22701778 Bet22701778 on Jun 07, 2017

    I always wondered if you could add ashes from the fire pit to compost.