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. 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.
Remove as much soil from the hole as you can. 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. Advertisement.
Jun 11, Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts. Cut bush and dig out soil around root system and chop as necessary to get stump beneath soil level. Brush cut surfaces with herbicide. Cover with soil. Upvote. twelvepole. View Public Profile. Find all posts by twelvepole. # 5. To remove a lilac, cut it down close to the ground, and paint the stump with a broad spectrum herbicide shortly after the cut is made. You can also dig up the.
Jul 08, If you have access to a tractor, or even a come-a-long, tie a strap around the base of the lilac, put some tension on it, and start whacking the roots on the opposite side.
Keep adding tension as you cut the roots, and eventually it will pop out of the ground.