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Want to Preserve Your Hardscape? Consider a Root Block!

When planning a hardscape, it’s important to consider the future and how and where tree roots will grow. If allowed to just grow naturally, without deterrent or guidance, tree roots can end up destroying that carefully planned landscape before you even realize what is happening. Don’t want to see all your visions and hard work go to waste? Want to preserve your hardscape over time? Consider a root block! What is a root block? A root block is a product that is put in place when the hardscape is installed that manages and directs tree root growth. Trees aren’t “alive” in the human-sense—in that they don’t intentionally seek to destroy what you’ve designed for your hardscape—such as sidewalks and infrastructure....

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What Are Root Barriers? Why Do You Need Them and How Do They Protect Your Hardscape or Landscaping?

When creating a hardscape - sidewalks and infrastructure carefully designed for function and/or aesthetics - the last thing you want is to see it all destroyed. Or even if not destroyed, it’s no fun to see all your hard work compromised at all. Surrounding and supplementing this hardscape is often landscape that is “living”—grass, bushes, plants, flowers and very frequently, trees. And while these live elements no doubt add color and beauty, they can also be challenging because their growth is dynamic - changing - and somewhat hard to control. Thus, the hardscape must account for those factors in advance. A Deep Root Barrier Helps to Preserve Your Hardscape One of the most challenging of the challenging aspects are trees...

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