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Claybird 05-12-2012 02:12 PM

How do I prepare ground for framed shed?
 
My back yard is Florida dirt/sand with oak saplings sprouting everywhere. I want to put up a shed, but I'm worried about the saplings popping through the floorboards later on. What's the best way to remove them, or kill them off before I lay a crushed rock foundation?

joecaption 05-12-2012 02:18 PM

No idea on how big they are. If there big enough I pull them out with a chain so roots and all come out.
Use a matox to cut the roots.
Spray the area with total vegitation killer.

Canarywood1 05-12-2012 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Claybird (Post 919955)
My back yard is Florida dirt/sand with oak saplings sprouting everywhere. I want to put up a shed, but I'm worried about the saplings popping through the floorboards later on. What's the best way to remove them, or kill them off before I lay a crushed rock foundation?



I hope your not going to build that shed on top of the crushed rock,at least put it on deck blocks.

joecaption 05-12-2012 02:36 PM

The siding on a shed should be no closer then 8" of the grade. Any closer and it's going to rot.

Claybird 05-12-2012 02:54 PM

No problem on the build
 
I grew up building with masonry, framing, roofing, so I'm good with all the building. I was just concerned with the ground prep. It will be sitting on deck blocks. The saplings are very small, but heavily rooted.

Canarywood1 05-12-2012 06:47 PM

The deck blocks are 8 inches high,so take care of the saplings and you're good to go.

Fix'n it 05-13-2012 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 919959)
matox

???


http://www.google.com/search?q=matox...Hof28gTx2YnhCA

Claybird 05-13-2012 12:54 PM

Thanks
 
Im going to remove what I can and use the vegetation killer. I don't know what a matox is though.

Biologist 07-10-2012 03:45 PM

Stumbled on this thread... thought I'd put in my two cents if anyone else is interested:

Oaks are not weeds--they are slow-growing. Just rip them out and put the shed on top.

Don't worry about plants growing through the floorboards, as plants will not grow without sunlight.

Personally, I'd dig up the oaks and put them somewhere else in the yard. Oak trees are fantastic, valuable, and these are likely native (so there's no extra maintenance required--ever).

user1007 07-10-2012 06:40 PM

I would relocate them if you have room also. Or someone may want them if you can dig them out.

If not, cut them off as close to the ground as possible. Paint---not spray---a vegetation or stump killer or something like Roundup on the cut.

dariusld 07-13-2012 12:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 920376)

maddox?

http://www.sepulveda2.com/catalog_se...PICKMADDOX.jpg


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