It is not always easy to remember exactly where underground cables
and pipes were laid, but an old hack by electricians can save farmers a lot of frustration.
Whenever you lay a cable or pipe underground, cover it with a thin layer of crushed stone.
On top of that, lay some plastic chevron tape, before you cover everything up. The crushed stone layer protects the pipe or cable from a shovel when you have forgotten where you shouldn’t dig.
If hitting this layer doesn’t jog your memory, you will soon realise you’re digging in the wrong place when you see the chevron tape!