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San Antonio Tx
May 14, 2018 9:29 AM CST
Hi! I have 2 bushes I want to kill but cannot remove them. Want to place patio stones in area. How do I kill them without damaging other areas? Thank you
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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May 14, 2018 9:42 AM CST
Shakristi, if physically it's not possible for you to cut them down to a manageable level and dig them out with a regular garden spade, maybe you could have someone use a chain saw to take them down as close to ground level as possible and then cover the area with a tarp so that no sun penetrates the ground, which hopefully will kill the roots.

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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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May 14, 2018 11:57 AM CST
You really need to find out what specifically you are dealing with.
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Richmond, TX
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May 14, 2018 12:12 PM CST
If you leave the dead underground parts under your patio, they will eventually rot and cause your stones to sink unevenly.

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