jenny.p
Newly Registered
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:35 pm
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

How can I kill hedge roots safely?

Does anyone know of a safe and not too expensive root killer?
I have cut down an old privit hedge and am building a wooden stepcase above where it used to be - I can't afford to get them proffesionally removed but need to prevent them from re-growing and pushing up against the steps. I have a nosey old cat and I really don't want to harm him - or the environment if I can help it!

User avatar
rainbowgardener
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 25303
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:04 pm
Location: TN/GA 7b

getting hedge roots out

The best way really is to have them drilled out. I had that done to a few giant old hedge plants the last place I lived and it really was not very expensive. You might want to call around and get a few quotes, you might find it's not so bad. Otherwise it might be possible to rent one of the augurs they use and DIY (do it yourself).

User avatar
Kisal
Mod Emeritus
Posts: 7648
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:04 am
Location: Oregon

When I removed a laurel hedge, a friend and I dug the roots out by hand. It wasn't what I would call easy work, but it definitely was inexpensive. :)

jenny.p
Newly Registered
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:35 pm
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Thanks for the advice. I am going to see if we can dig round the roots ourselves and if not I will definately get a quote to have them removed professionally. :D

Return to “Trees, Shrubs, and Hedges”