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Old 03-05-2009, 05:28 PM
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the best way to remove a bed of pachysandra

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I am new to landscaping and with the economy as it is can't really afford to hire a professional. I have a rather large bed of Pachysandra which i would like to remove and replace with something a bit more clean looking that would also brighten up the front of my home. I live in a suburb in New Jersery the area around the bed gets very little shade. If someone could give me some advice i would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:44 PM
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The cheap way is with a shovel. The professional way is with a tractor or skidsteer. You could put an ad in the paper for free pachysandra. That stuff is expensive by the flat. They may dig it out for you.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:35 PM
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Yeah, unless you want to get into some heavy herbicides for that, the best way to get rid of it is to dig it out. And the suggestion of maybe having somebody come and dig it up for you if they want it is also a good one, it is much more expensive than an invasive plant that spreads everywhere should be.

Digging it out is the only real way to prevent it from coming up, but expect to see stalks of it popping up for a while no matter what you do.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:41 PM
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This is what we use to remove Pachysandra.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:01 PM
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thanks a lot guys, by the way any ideas about what i could replace the pachysandra with?
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:06 PM
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Pics of the front yard and house would help. Also, which direction does the front of your house face.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:13 PM
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which direction as well will help north south... you know what i mean
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:00 PM
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i am going to try to get some pictures for you guys tomorrow but the front of the house faces west.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:46 AM
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also when do you guys think is the soonest time i can begin this project?
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also when do you guys think is the soonest time i can begin this project?
depends on how much of a mess your willing to make. If you want the lowest inpact around your work site i suggest you wait till early summer when things have dried out and hardened up a bit. If you do it in the spring with equipment then you could make a mess with the machine tires digging in the muddy ground. If your going to hand dig it then have at it right away ans long as the frost is gone.
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