Garden Problems

Planting Flowers

bchay35 added on June 14, 2015 | Answered

I read how I can kill the roots of a bush that chopped down but my question is, can I still plant flowers around the roots even though the roots are dying? I hope you know what I'm talking about. Will the dying of the roots effect the growing of the flowers? Thank you, Louise

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Answered on June 15, 2015

If the roots are continuing to send up shoots this can become an issue crowding out your new plantings.
I would recommend you try to remove as much of the old shrubs root system.
This would be a good time then to make sure the soil condition is right for your new plants.

You and your new plants will be happier with a cleaner garden spot.

Here is a link about the process.

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