Originally Posted by White Gardens
By the time you go rent a machine, haul it, and get it there, you'd be done. Sometimes you have to weigh those factors in too.
Besides the sharp spade, get a good Maddox Pick (Pick Axe). When I started my biz, that was the first tool I bought. The leverage you get to pop plants and shrubs makes it super easy to do by hand.
Thanks White Gardens, I've got one in my arsenal too! Try not to leave home without it!