On a slope near a foundation

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Lawn_Enforcement, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Lawn_Enforcement

    Lawn_Enforcement LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Anyone know a good tree under 12 feet fully mature that will not erode from a slope and wont damage foundation by being approximately 3 feet from a very nice stone patio and 3 feet on the other side a wood privacy fence.

    The customer was mentioning Arborvitaes... will this evergreen damage foundation and would it be safe to plant on a slope of course digging down deep enough?

    I was thinking of a Patio Peach but any ideas are welcome....

    Then would Phlox be a good recommendation to plant o na slope to contain some water heard it before not sure if it actually works?

  2. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    Arbs generally have small root balls, even mature. That's what comes to mind off the top of my head, its a tough space though for such a small rooting area...
  3. Lawn_Enforcement

    Lawn_Enforcement LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    the thing that sucks about it is not only to worry about foundation(root bowls) but alot of water will drain because they will be planted on a somewhat steep slope
  4. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    If you are talking about the upright phlox that can spread quite a bit which would be good for erosion control. The more roots you have in the soil the more likely it is to stay in place.

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