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Old 02-06-2017, 11:32 AM
 
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I have the same problem in my last two houses. I thought the fine hairy roots belonged to a tree too but then the same roots are in my new garden with no tree near it. The clumps are so matted and tight it is near impossible to dig them out. Even worse if a pot plant sits on top of the soil the roots will grow upwards into the pot through the drainage holes and tightly pack out the entire pot plant and anchor it firmly to the ground. None of these roots grows anything green above the soil. I completely freed my garden of these roots but they grew back in no time just as dense as ever. Now I just let the lawn grow over it. I wish I knew what caused these hairy little roots and how to kill them.

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Old 02-06-2017, 05:49 PM
 
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Could it be the parasitic plant called dodder?
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:19 PM
 
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Never heard of a parasitic plant by that name are you able to elaborate
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:51 PM
 
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Never heard of a parasitic plant by that name are you able to elaborate
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuscuta
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Old Today, 06:57 PM
 
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No dodder is not the one, my invasion has nothing that grows above the ground so no stems or vine everything is tightly packed under the soil and will encase any new soil placed on top of this soil but absolutely nothing pokes thru the soil...rather creepy because it is invisible yet invasive, it leaves the soil choked, compacted, dry and water resistant, it will choke out a pot plant from within once it finds an inlet and the potting mix is one solid mass of fine,tough, hairy roots.
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