Landscape helps your environment in multiple ways, from lowering costs to improve employee satisfaction. In fact, researchers have found that beautiful landscaping increases foot traffic and tourism. Visitors and travelers will travel further, pay more, and shop longer in buildings with aesthetically pleasing lawns and gardens.  

landscaping damages on asphalt

On the off chance that you don’t take care, however, your landscape could cost you an extraordinary deal in parking lot, sidewalk, and curb repairs. Though you might stress over the impact your newly installed asphalt has on your landscape, you should to consider what your landscape means for your asphalt. 


Plants have extensive roots that continually look for nutrients and water. The average tree, for instance, may have roots that stretch out four to multiple times the distance of the tree’s crown. As these roots spread and develop, they can lift your asphalt, applying slow and continuous pressure until the paving bulges, buckles, and breaks.  

Before you plant any trees in your parking lot islands, make a point to pick tree species with manageable root systems and minimal leaf or fruit drop, for example, honey locust, Japanese zelkova, or lacebark elm. Your islands should also have plenty of room for trees to reach their full size before they come close to your paving.  

 If you already have well-established trees in your parking lot, screen your parking lot intently. If you see any signs of cracking, or on the other hand if you can see roots close to the surface, bring in a tree-trimming expert to cut the offending roots and to introduce a chemical root barrier to forestall further development. Contingent upon the tree’s species and underground root growth, you might need to totally chop down and eliminate the tree to stay away from repeat harm to your paving. 


Your paving sees all kind of weather consistently, and normally, it needs to endure a little rain occasionally.  

Commonly, roads and pavement have a slight slope that coordinates the water away from the asphalt to a safe drain, catch basin, or gutter. Sealcoating likewise goes about as a waterproofing agent, keeping water from leaking through the pavement. 

However, misplaced sprinklers, spilling over trickle lines for flowerbeds, and spilling hoses can direct a lot of water to a small space. Although the numbers vary widely, a sprinkler head can deliver anywhere from one to six gallons per minute. A slowly dripping garden hose could leak about five gallons of water per day into the ground by your asphalt.  

Over time, the excess water will enter the pavement and soften the base layer. As the base mellow, the soil might compact and sink, bringing about dejections and potholes. 

To ensure proper drainage, ensure your sprinkler heads point away from your paving. Assuming you notice sprinklers that often spill onto your asphalt, consider replacing them or capping them off entirely. Moreover, have a professional regularly inspect your irrigation system for leaks, puddles, and pools before they cause permanent damage. 


Plants might require regular fertilization to remain healthy, lavish, and green. Furthermore, for the most part, fertilizers are safe for asphalt and concrete surfaces. Some airports even use pure urea garden fertilizer as ice melt because it doesn’t damage the runways.  

 However, remember that not all fertilizers are asphalt cordial. A few brands contain iron that stains your paving. These spots take a lot of scouring to eliminate, and at times, the fertilizers will destroy the asphalt’s sealcoating until the surface loses its radiance. 

 If you, your landscaper, or your gardener ends up spilling fertilizers on your asphalt, make sure to sweep it away rapidly. Try not to attempt to shower the fertilizers to weaken it, as the water will set off the oxidation cycle and leave you with rust-shaded stains. 


In Ogden, when you take care of your landscape and your paving, you can ensure that your office and parking lot look incredible all year. In any case, if the damage has already been done, don’t hold on to bring in professionals to repair cracks or potholes. The right paving company won’t just seal any gaps yet additionally prescribe ways of expanding your paving’s life expectancy. 

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