Monday, May 11, 2009

How do I get rid of a rose bush?

Ok, so this is probably weird but the people that lived in my house before me planted this crazy huge ugly rose bush in the middle of my front yard. I really don't like it there and I really don't like hot pink roses. This bush grows out of control and has to be pruned all the time. I just want to get rid of it. Do I have to dig it out or can I kill it with something? I'm afraid the roots are monstrous with the size of the bush and the thorns are ultra prickly even with gloves on. And ideas?

How do I get rid of a rose bush?
prune, prune, prune, shear, shear, shear, cut, and cut some more until the thing is gone.. then spray weed-b-gone on the "stump" .......if it's as big as u say u might need a saw to get it down to ground level! just spray the stump once let it work into the plant then 3 or 4 days later do it more "hot pink" roses in ur front yard! the dead stump will decay and eventually be taken over by grass!
Reply:Trim it as low as possible, water it well. One day later, use a trenching shovel to dig up and cut through as many roots as possible, you don't have to go too far out from the main. The remaining roots should just die, but if they don't you can spray round up on any new shoots.
Reply:If you have my luck, The best way to kill it is to pamper it. Do everything you can make it look beautiful and it will die!If that don't work Prune the top out of it {to keep it from pricking you} then dig up the root.
Reply:Try to trim it down if possible and pour Round-Up at the base of the bush. If it is too picky to trim, just pour Round-Up near the base and it will kill the roots. Usually by two weeks it is done for.

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