Clearing Brush/Briars


Old 03-05-16, 06:38 AM
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Clearing Brush/Briars

What is the best way to do this? My yard is raw with a lot of briars. How do I get rid of them? Thank you.
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Old 03-05-16, 07:41 AM
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Welcome to the forums Cheri!

Cutting them down is the first step although it's best to remove the root structure also.
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Old 03-05-16, 11:47 AM
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I agree that getting the roots out is best.
I have had good success with Willows by cutting them flush with the ground and applying Round-Up herbicide to the shoots as they come up.
Round-Up is a good product to use because it only affects plants and trees whose leaves the product lands on.
Old 03-05-16, 12:46 PM
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After all the cutting and pulling and Round up, have your soil tested for proper pH and nutrients needed for a lawn. I am certain liming the yard would help control the weeds and briars, but having that test result will give you better solutions. Your local Cooperative Extension Service can assist with the test for a nominal charge.
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Cutting Briars

A heavy duty string trimmer with a brush cutting blade is a good tool to use if you have a large area to cut.

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