Cutting back wild rose bushes?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pcs, Apr 3, 2001.

  1. pcs

    pcs LawnSite Member
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    I have two clean ups to do and they both have these wild rose bushes that are totally out of control. What do I do to them?
     
  2. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hedge clippers work real well, they do a great job on honey suckle too.

    Jim
     
  3. pcs

    pcs LawnSite Member
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    Just cut them back with hedge clippers?
     
  4. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes depending on what you want done with them.

    If they are over grown and you cut them back to where you want them, youll need to keep them trimed.

    Or you can cut them back all the way.

    If they are truley a wild rose In my experience they are hard to kill, without using chemicals.

    Ive been mowing over some for 20 years every now and then!

    Jim
     
  5. ok, now i thought that wild roses were a pest to gardens. cause the only times that i have seen them they were growing in with boxwoods or something. customer told me to get them out of there. use whatever you have to do what you have to.
     
  6. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    The only way I have found to permanantly get rid of wild rose is to cut it down to the ground and pour bleach on the stump... sometimes takes several application!
     

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