Growing Trees in Pots: Tips for Miniature Trees

Growing Trees in Pots: Tips for Miniature Trees

Ready To Put Down Some Patio Paving? You May Need To Remove Some Trees First

by Julius Manninen

The worst of winter is over and summer will be here before you know it. This is the perfect time of year to lay down patio paving in anticipation of outdoor dining opportunities in the warm months ahead. As someone who has not tried their hand at paving before, you may be surprised to learn that before you even begin, you need to look at how many trees you have near the patio plot. If you don't take these trees into consideration before you start, your paving will not be level for long.

Why Are Trees Trouble For Pavers?

The roots of your trees are a big problem when it comes to laying your patio pavers. Some trees have roots that can stretch a long way from the base of the tree. So even though the tree is not right next to the home, the roots of these trees can be a lot closer than you expect.

Once you put patio paving stones down, moisture becomes trapped in the soil beneath the pavers. When the heat of the summer really strikes, tree roots start to grow towards these cool, moist places, and that's when the trouble can begin.

As the tree roots start to burrow under the patio pavers and grow in width and length, they will push aside the soil as they grow. This soil has nowhere to go back up, and that is going to destroy the levelness of your patio. Over time, the pressure from the displaced soil could also cause your pavers to crack open.

How Can You Avoid Tree Roots Disrupting Your Pavers?

There are two things you can do to make sure tree roots do not have a chance to cause problems for your patio pavers later on:

  1. Have a tree service expert come over and inspect the types of tree that are in your backyard. They can identify each type of tree for you. More importantly, they can give you an idea of the root system of each one and how far they will stretch.
  2. Any problem trees which are identified as being too close can be removed by the tree removal company now before they become an issue.

By considering the placement of your trees before you put your patio pavers down, you lessen the chance of having to do the job all over again in a year or two. If nothing else, by calling a tree service consultant you will learn what types of trees you have and where else their roots may cause you problems (like sewer pipes) as they continue to grow old.


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Growing Trees in Pots: Tips for Miniature Trees

Welcome to my blog. My name is Emilie. When I turned thirty, I received the most thoughtful gift from my mum: a tropical tree in a pot. I loved it. I would have never imagined buying something like that, but it lit up my home, and it produced yummy fruit. After having such a positive experience with a potted tree, I decided to invest in a few more. Through the years, I have learned how to take care of potted trees, how to plant them outside and how to ensure they are getting the light they need inside. If you want to buy a tree in a pot or if you already have one, explore these posts. They will guide you toward great tree care.