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Posted May 13, 2014 - 06:53 AM

My Mother in law is moving to town and her back yard is a mess.  The place had evergreen shrubs all around the house.  They have been removed for 5-6 years, most of the rock was removed too.  My question is can I till the area up 2-3 inches deep to restart some grass or will the roots remaining from the evergreens raise heck with my tiller?  



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Posted May 13, 2014 - 07:18 AM

I would think that the roots are rotted by now. I'd worry about the rocks. If it is "new" ground, a plow may be necessary. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted May 13, 2014 - 07:32 AM

thanks for the insight, rocks and tillers do not mix.
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Posted May 13, 2014 - 10:24 AM

You won't know till you try it. But at my previous home, the previous owner like so many people do, planted some evergreens too close to the house without considering how big they would get. I cut them out and in just a few years the roots had rotted away and were easily removed.

So my guess would be after 5-6 yrs you should have no problem.

Just go at it real easily at first so you don't break the tiller!


Edited by JD DANNELS, May 13, 2014 - 10:25 AM.


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Posted May 13, 2014 - 07:32 PM

You won't know till you try it. But at my previous home, the previous owner like so many people do, planted some evergreens too close to the house without considering how big they would get. I cut them out and in just a few years the roots had rotted away and were easily removed.
So my guess would be after 5-6 yrs you should have no problem.
Just go at it real easily at first so you don't break the tiller!

my thoughts exactly. I"ll post pics and tell you the results...good bad or otherwise when I do the job... thanks much...



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Posted May 14, 2014 - 08:01 PM

well I tilled up the area where the shrubs were. No roots at all just rocks ...dandilions and more rocks...

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