View Full Version : Yucca Removal

The Captain
07-15-2005, 03:46 PM
I work in the midwest, near St. Louis. One of my customers has asked me to "get rid" of 10-12 yuccas, (12"-16" dia.). Experiance from my own property tells me this will not be easy.

Question: After digging/cutting/removal of the plant, should I use a herbicide on the soil (roots, if any) remaining in the hole, backfill, and use a double layer of weed barrier. Nothing else will be planted there and 3"-4" dia. stones cover the entire bed area. Do you think I'll have serious regrowth that I (or the homeowner) can't control with something like Roundup?

Any other thoughts?

Just exploring the possible solutions before I start.....


07-15-2005, 04:08 PM
You could do a pour of sahara if there are no other plants near by. I have used it on bamboo that wouldn't go away. Never had to remove yucca but have heard it is a beast to get rid of good luck.

07-15-2005, 06:15 PM
We pulled 4 from my house in '94, the same 4 in '95, '96,'97 and so on. Good luck. Oh- and you can expect the roots to go down at least 16-24 inches.

07-15-2005, 06:22 PM
LOL pour a slab of concrete over it and keep your fingers crossed

Dirty Water
07-15-2005, 06:32 PM
I've heard to cut it back, cover it with cardboard and bury it with mulch.

Never tried it though.

07-22-2005, 08:16 PM
Prosecutor from lesco directions say to apply at 100% to roots. I would dig down deep as possibly however good luck.

07-22-2005, 09:22 PM
last year I pulled about 15 out. the roots were huge. I put 2 layers of barrier over them, and 4-5" of mulch. Only a few came back, and theres only one spot where every year one comes up, but there so small its easy to get out. I hate yuccas!!!!