Junipers
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What can i replace juniper shrubs with?

Zone 97523 | Mamaclara added on September 10, 2019 | Answered

I have a horseshoe driveway. In the middle are juniper shrubs. It sits on a slant above the storm drain. It is very ugly. The roots are growing out of control. Help..

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BushDoctor
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Answered on September 11, 2019

That is completely up to you! If you choose another evergreen conifer type, you probably won't have to amend the soil.

If you choose something that is deciduous, or cannot handle the acidity of the soil then you will want to amend it before planting.

Your local extension service can help you find out what is the condition of your soil: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

Here are some articles that will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/the-importance-of-soil-for-an-organic-garden.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/removing-existing-plants.htm

Since your location is within zones 7, 8, AND 9 I will recommend plants for these zones: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-7/planting-gardens-in-zone-7.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-8/zone-8-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-9-10-11/zone-9-perennial-plants.htm

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