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Philofacts

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How to stop a neighbour's roots and weeds in your garden
« on: July 25, 2011, 12:01:37 pm »
It is against the law to allow the spread of five specific types of weeds under the Weeds Act 1959 and 46 other weeds under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 into neighbouring land.

In a new home, it is a good idea to build a root barrier 450mm deep at the boundary using paving slabs on-end set in concrete, to prevent neighbouring weeds and plant roots affecting your garden.
If the slabs are left projecting 100mm above ground it will also provide a splash zone to protect your new fences against rot and loading from soil being piled up against the fence by a neighbour.

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Re: How to stop a neighbour’s roots and weeds in your garden
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 11:27:25 am »
I wish I had done something like that. 
My neighbours are piling up earth against the fence and it is rotting the bottom.


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Re: How to stop a neighbour’s roots and weeds in your garden
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 10:50:07 am »
Neighbouring roots are a real problem where I live.
Small gardens on a new estate.
Nearly everyone wants to position their trees at the corners of their gardens and boundaries.
Not only do you get roots taking moisture from the soil but also overhanging branches giving you even more work to do.

I have cut roots back to the boundary which limits the problem.