If you have a lot of ugly shrubbery in the way and you need it removed from your property, we have you covered! With our Shrub Removal services, we will have the ugly and distracting shrubs out in no time!
Unlike trees, shrubs are smaller and much easier to be removed. They also do not pose any serious threat to life and property and are less likely to leave your soil rough. With just a little guidance, non-professional can effectively handle the process, without any harm whatsoever. However, a professional help is much preferred, especially in cases where there are more than one shrubs to remove.
How to Remove Shrubs:
Step 1: Cutaway branches
Aside from the fact that tree branches are difficult to access for secateurs, they also stand in the way of excavation work. That's why you have to remove them first. Thin branches can be easily removed with sharp secateurs. Pruning shears with leverage are suitable for larger ones, while thicker branches require a saw.
After you have cut all the branches, you should move them to another place so that they do not interfere with digging out the root parts.
Branches from healthy shrubs can be shredded and added to the compost heap in smaller quantities. Part of the shredded material can also be spread under other shrubs and trees, where it rots over time.
Sick branches do not belong in the garden compost, but at the local green collecting point. Professional composting has higher temperatures, which kill the pathogens.
Large shrubs have a thicker trunk, which should first be spared by the saw. It can be very helpful when working with the underground plant parts. As soon as these are loosened somewhat, the branch can be moved back and forth and used as a kind of lever. The force acting on the roots is greater, and they are more easily released from their tight grip on the soil.
Step 2: Dig up the root system
Before the root balls of the shrubs can be effortlessly pulled out of the ground, they must first be fully or partially exposed or the soil loosened. To achieve this, take the following steps:
- Make use of a spade to dig up the root.
- You can use pickaxe for roots that are together.
- Dig a trench around the root ball of the shrubs
- Expose the root parts bit by bit
- If possible, cut thick chunks with spades
- Push the remaining trunk in all directions, that puts additional pressure on the root
It is dug and pressed until the root ball can finally be easily pulled out of the earth. It doesn't matter if a few thin roots remain in the ground. They will not sprout again but will rot completely over time. However, they can also be dug up immediately if a newly planned planting requires it.
However, while going through this process, watch out for pipes. Very large bushes develop correspondingly large roots that can reach deep. If these are close to a building, there is a risk that underground pipes will be damaged during removal. The tree care company responsible will know whether such lines are nearby and are certainly ready to provide information.
Step 3: Pull out the entire root ball
After a large part of the above-ground parts, apart from one stump, has been removed, the remaining root ball can then be pulled out of the earth with great force. It is helpful if the soil around it is loosened up a bit.
Attach a strong chain to the stump, or maybe attach the large, exposed root to a towing vehicle. If the root ball is not yet easy to pull out, the soil has to be loosened further with the spade and the roots more exposed.