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Boxwood Removal

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Hard Worker, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Hard Worker

    Hard Worker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    I have 5 small Boxwoods that I'm removing from my yard and was wondering how particular I need to be in removing all the roots? Do these shrubs keep coming back after removal? Is there a treatment I can add to kill the roots? Please offer any suggestions. Thanks
     
  2. jnmaney

    jnmaney LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    be sure to dig an adequate sized rootball so as not to stress out the plant too much. If possible go to a nursery supply store and buy some burlap and twine. excavate the rootball with a nice square spade if possible. Once your down in the ground to the right depth. (as deep as you are wide, then cut in to free the ball. Then tip back and forth to get the burlap under and around, then tie it.
     
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    jnmaney..I think he's just removing them for good..
    All you can do it get out as many roots as you see..most of them will come up with the shrub if you dig wide and deep to take them out.I doubt they will grow back.
     
  4. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    a shrub like that will not grow back...just dig em up and be done with it, if it was something like a ground cover/ivy thats another story.

    Jeff
     
  5. southernlandscapespecial

    southernlandscapespecial LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    Jeff, is absolutely right no chance of it coming back, just remove all that you can then fill in the hole with topsoil
     
  6. Hard Worker

    Hard Worker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    Thanks to all for your replies. Yes I'm removing them permanently.:waving:
     

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