Happy Turkey Day Everyone!
Anyhow, I've been working on an extensive landscape plan for next year as well as the future. Starting next year I would like to add a little privacy from my front left yard. The area is roughly 55' width.
This area is problematic and extremely hard to mow right now. The first 10' of it is bare, no grass just weeds. It's very rough, it'll beat you up trying to ride the mower over it. The yard is sloped up to the pole about 2 feet... you can't ride the mower around it and I'm tired of taking the string trimmer to it. So I've decided to fix all these problems with landscaping...
My problem is the telephone pole that is 13' away from the street and then the gas lines or whatever runs under this area.
I'm assuming the gas lines are closer to the street than the telephone pole. I plan to plant at the telephone line to the house, I don't want to plant conifers directly over any pipes. Towards the street later on I plan to add small ground covers, hostas, etc. Nothing with a large root system. Just plants to cover the mulch.
- If I plant at the telephone line to the house, would the roots interfere with any pipes that run along the street (Probably a good 10' away).
- Is it a good idea to plant at the telephone line? The stuff I plan to plant are dwarfs, maybe 5-6 feet a year. I understand that they may be ok for 15-20 years and would have to come down if they get to high. I'm OK with that as they can easily be replaced. Not all will be directly at the pole line, some will be a good 10' in front (Towards the house), some will be 2-3' behind (Towards the street).