How to Stop Tree Roots from Sprouting in the Lawn

There are certain types of trees which will grow suckers all over the lawn especially when they are under stress. It’s a way of the tree regenerating after damage. If you expose the trees to sufficient sunlight, provide adequate water and nutrition, you will reduce the likelihood of sprouting in your lawn.

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Tree Roots in the Lawn

Removing the sprouts by pruning can be a time-consuming process but it’s very effective. You just need to manage the situation by cutting the sprouts down as low as possible.
Don’t wait for the sprouts to grow for you to start hand pruning. As soon as you see the shoots emerging, start pruning. You can even call our Toronto tree removal experts  to get the job done well.

How to stop the sprouting

The best way to stop tree roots from sprouting is to just maintain a healthy tree. Most tree species will begin to grow suckers when they are stressed. This can make it very hard for you to prevent sprouting in your lawn. There are those who use products manufactured to stop the growth of sprouts. However, if these products are overused, they become dangerous and can even kill the tree. Your local arborist may also recommend applying a growth inhibitor on the tree. This works by preventing the tree shoots from forming as frequently.

Make sure you don’t apply any sucker stopper on your tree without addressing the underlying issue. Always do your research and ask the arborist why the tree suckers are forming constantly. The arborist can recommend planting a new tree that will save you time and require lower maintenance. Tree experts usually think of such issues when advising clients on the type of trees they should grow on their lawns.


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