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What would one do with this bush?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JeffNY, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. JeffNY

    JeffNY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    guy says "trim that so it looks nice". Another thing, that brick on the left, theres a big section of it on the other side, and it has weeds coming up through the cracks, im talkin just tiny green peeking through, I wanted to suggest something to clean that up. Ideas?


  2. h400exinfl

    h400exinfl LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 106

    Looks like arbovitae to me. Down here, when I see them like that, I'll usually see them 6 months later completely dead. Not sure about NY though. Someone suggested to me that it's spider mites. Anyone????
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Might of gotten some winter damage, either from the cold and snow or salt damage.

    Around here we have problems with bag worms killing arbs, but usually you see the damage in late summer/fall, and it's usually a darker brown color and throughout the whole tree.

    You might be able to just cut out the dead section. It would take a couple of seasons to fill back in though.

    Honestly, it's not that big, so you might want to just replace it.
  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,583

    looks like it got too wet, it's a goner, it won't come back from the brown, rip it our and replace. you can trim it but it'll always have that hole in it
  5. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    somebodys dog has been on one side of it.
  6. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,087

    put it in the trash.
  7. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 623

    Replace it- try something different unless there is one on the other side too- Roundup the weeds in the bricks.
  8. JeffNY

    JeffNY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    theres about 8 of them all together right there.
    And should I spray the whole brick area or just try to spray in the cracks? That'd take a while.
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    depends on what herbicide you are using. if it's systemic, then just spray on the weeds. if its a pre emergent, then spray everywhere.
  10. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    I agree with White Gardens. If I had to bet, I'd put my money on that being snow damage. Have you checked to see if the branches are cracked down inside that shrub?

    That is about the cheapest shrub you can buy. It should cost about $20 wholesale for one that size. How much would it cost to have you drive out there and trim it into a green shrub with a chunk taken out of it?

    Also, if you have to ask how to use RoundUp, you are obviously not licensed to use it, so you should not be using it or any other herbicide or pesticide. I don't see any weeds in the bricks anyway.

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