Overgrown Juniper

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by KSB, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. KSB

    KSB LawnSite Member
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    What is the best way to deal with overgrown juniper spreading over landscape beds. They are full of debris that is very hard to remove and have taken over. Can you trim these back? How to you get the debris out withoout spending days at it.
     
  2. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Recommend to yank them out and plant something else. It would be hard to trim them to look natural and it would take a lot of time depending on how big they are.
     
  3. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Set your mower as high as it will go and have at them! ha ha ha
    I hate that stuff. I really do.
     
  4. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
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    Chainsaw!!!
     
  5. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,619

    Throw gas on it and light a match. :laugh: :laugh:
     
  6. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Excavator!

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    Seriously though, I do use a Mini-Ex to remove the whole thing. I hate them!
     
  7. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    Everyone is missing a big point here... This might just be the horticulturist in me comming out.. But what kind of juniper? An upright Moon juniper which is a big shrub.. or a blue chip juniper which is a ground cover... If its the ground cover, use a pair of lopers, and cut them in to any size you want... also.. watch touching them.. they have an oil on them which will give you a rash for a couple hours
     

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