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Jun 03, Another way to start getting rid of lilac bushes is to use chemicals. Your first step in removing old lilac bushes this way is to cut the bushes to ground level with a chainsaw. Burn or dispose of all of the foliage. The second step in getting rid of lilac bushes with chemicals is to apply herbicide containing Glyphosate. When you put this chemical on open cuts on the lilac stumps, it will kill the roots.
Mechanical Removal The first step in removing a lilac is to cut down the exposed portions of the plant. Depending on the size and age of the shrub, a pair of sturdy pruning shears and a small limb saw can remove the above-ground vegetation, leaving small stumps near the surface of the soil. Jul 21, Dig around the base of the lilac bush using a shovel or spade. The goal is to expose as many of the roots as possible within 2 or 3 feet of the trunk.
2. Aug 08, In some pruning books they suggest trimming suckers to ground level, removing the dead flowers and eliminating 1/3 of the oldest (read: biggest) branches per year. This will promote more new growth which produces the flowers and keep the shrub from. Removing a Lilac. If a lilac grows very close to your home or to other landscape plants, you may wish to remove it entirely.
Simply cutting the shrub down will control it for a few years, but. Jan 20, Dig them up with a sharp spade, removing the root as well. These can be transplanted if you wish. Prune the roots in a circle, using deep plunges of a sharp shovel, and then treat the suckers outside the circle with an herbicide such as Roundup. Avoid spraying herbicide on any suckers still connected to the parent treeclear.bars: 4. Sep 03, Still using a shovel to get rid of those overgrown bushes?
Then you need to check this technique out!