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planting where a pine was

Posted by allstats none (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 20, 14 at 23:24

I had a Frazier fur pine that had to cut down . Now I have a large place that needs something and I would like to plant a Hydrangea there ( I have bought a Blue ,Purple ,white ,and pink ) so I am not particular on which color . just the fact if it is a good or bad thing with the pine that use to grow there and also a Lilac is in the same area about 5 foot away .
I know that the pine hurt my Lilac and am just hoping it come out of the damage . Thanks for the help in advance :)


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RE: planting where a pine was

I have hostas and an oakleaf hydrangea where a huge pine used to be until we had it cut down a few years ago. While we had the stump ground out the big roots are still there rotting away slowly so I have to dig around the roots unless I want to get the axe out and cut the massive obstructions out.

Here is H. 'Ellen Huff' which occupies some of the space of the old pine.


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RE: planting where a pine was

"I know that the pine hurt my Lilac "

About all a Frazier Fir would do to a lilac would be to shade it and cut down on flowers. Perhaps a bit of root competition as well. Since the Fir is gone, there is nothing residual to harm the lilac or anything else.

Did you grind out the stump?

tj


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RE: planting where a pine was

Thank you and no the stump has not been removed as of yet but will be as much as possible . Do you have a suggestion for that also :) I plan on digging it out with the backhoe .


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RE: planting where a pine was

Backhoe should do nicely. When stumps are ground it is tough to not end up with a lot of woodchips in the soil. Woodchips on top of the soil as mulch are great, mixed in the soil they can tie up nitrogen for a while and you may need to add more N for a while.

tj


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