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Removing Pampas Grass with stump grinder?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by john_incircuit, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. john_incircuit

    john_incircuit LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 310

    I have to completely remove a couple of large Pampas Grass plants and have two quick questions:

    -- Read in some of the older threads to use a chain saw to flush cut the Pampas Grass. Isn't that rather dangerous? What if the leaves catch the chain?

    -- Can I use a large stump grinder to dig out the roots (after flush cutting)? Don't have a Bobcat and the stump grinder will beat the shovel method, I hopeĀ….

  2. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Messages: 943

    We just tie them with string and cut them down with a hedge trimmer.
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    just shave them out with a shovel etc.

    don't try and dig deep, just sharpen a shovel and shave along the bottom of the pampas.

    have one person pull away from you so it lifts the plant up.

    the pampas will NOT regenerate from the roots, so you can leave the bulk of them in the ground.

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