getting rid of burning bush
My yard is completely surrounded with burning bush. It has become a big problem to trim it back. Yard is 1/2 Acre. How can I get rid of about 75% of it?? If I cut it back with a chainsaw, what can I put on the roots to keep it from growing back, or must it be completely dug up?
Burning bushes have lots of suckers. The are cousins to Nandinas. Cut them back very low to the grow to about 6 inches if you can. Spray them with equals parts of salt and water. That will kill the roots. If you can,t manage that since I don't know just how many you have you can torch them in the winter or pull them out with a farm jack. The latter is a pain but it will get rid of them.