Answer: Removing established shrubs can usually be accomplished by digging all around the root systems and pulling them out. Try to get all the roots or the roots may send up shoots and you'll have the same shrubs there as you had before. You can plant trees and shrubs in late summer or early fall and they should become established before the winter months. Here's a link to a website from NC University with all kinds of shrub suggestions. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-635.html
Hope you have room for them all!
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