Ground Cover Tree Ring removal...
Greetings...I have a question about a tree that I attempted to landscape with an oval ring of Myrtle about 6 -7 years ago.
The tree had several large root branches exposed to the air. I covered those roots with approximately 4-5" of soil that I then planted with Myrtle. Since that 4-5" of soil is above the level of the rest of the yard...the myrtle never took off. The soil is always dry (as the ring is on a slight slope).
My question is...If I remove that dirt and re-expose those large roots...will that harm the tree?
I want to remove the myrtle and the dirt...then replant the myrtle in the ground around the tree at the level of the rest of the ground.
Any comments/thoughts are welcome.