Removing Pampas Grass

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by wojo23323, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    Has anyone remomed pampas grass? What was the easiest way and how long did it take per clump? I have 4 to remove that are 3' in dia. each. Thanks.
     
  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    We cut them way down with hedge trimmers, then dig 'em out, or dig a little, and hook em up to a truck and yank 'em out. Wear long sleeves, gloves, and face protection.
     
  3. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    I recently removed one clump about the same size. It is very labor intensive. Took me a about an hour. I used a sharpshooter and cut out small sections. I charged $75.00.
     
  4. Dix

    Dix LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    I recently removed 4 large pampass grass plants. I cut some of the growth with a hedge trimmer (left most of it). Then cut the soil around it with a shovel. I attached one end of a tow rope to my mower, and made the other end into a neuse and put it around the plant near the ground. I then dug out a little around the front of the plant and slowly pulled until a tire would begin to slip. I would then dig around the plant some more and pull again until it came out.
    I removed all four in two hours 15 min. including cleanup.

    Dix
     

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