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How do you remove Pampas Grass

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So I have a new maintenance customer, and I talked her into doing a bit of a cleanup. She has 4 plant I want to take out, 3 being VERY large Pampas Grass plants (bases are 5 ft in diameter) and a Cotton Easter taking up about 70 sq ft of area. My problem with the Pampas grass is only one is accessible for my truck or any other type of machinery. The other 2 are located in the side of the yard in her tiered landscape. Do I just plain have to dig them out? Or can I cut them short and spray them with some pesticide? Also, there is a large cotton easter that is out front by the pampas grass, it is right next to the water line and its trunk is rested up against the mow strip. So I figure I probably shouldn't just rip it out with a chain... Can I safely chop it down and remove the stump without worrying about the roots that shoot might be under the lawn and etc...?
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time, patience, strong arm and a shovel. been there done that. have fun!

a plus to this job is you can replant it in broken up peices as new plants somewhere else, ie your own home or even a customer that wants some
if you spray with herbicide, i can tell you from experience it will take 2-4 apps to kill it. it is very resilient stuff
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