Asked on May 24, 2017

How can I kill a fully established privet bush?

Katherine Howard JonesJudyEllis
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It's on the edge of my property but actually belongs to a neighbor. It completely blocks my view to back out of my drive and I've had several close calls. It gets trimmed occasionally but within a week or so it becomes a hazard again. It needs to go without causing a feud
7 answers
  • 6838883
    on May 24, 2017

    I would call local nurseries and landscape services in your area and see if they could come and dig up your privet bush. Seems a shame to destroy a healthy plant like this if there is a way to save it. Plus...if you manage to poison it, you will likely still want to have it dug up and removed. Hope this helps.
  • Sylvia
    on May 24, 2017

    If it is grows on your side then trim it but killing it if it belongs to your neighbor is not very good neighbor behavior..also you might talk to them about taking it out and replacing with some new and not as big. Offer to help keeping friends with neighbors is way more important than a bush. Good Luck remember more bees attracted to honey rather than vinegar.
    • Andrea Sepanski
      on May 25, 2017

      I like to believe I'm very neighborly, invite her to party's and help anyway I can however some things are touchy subjects like her yard. She hated our pines next to the drive, they were leaving needles all over... so we took them out. Now she doesn't like the fact thst she had no shade.... see my problem
  • Kathy
    on May 24, 2017

    Maybe if both parties work to solve the issue. Maybe it could be trimmed so you can see over the shrub.
  • Betsy
    on May 25, 2017

    I agree. But, if your neighbour is a putz, call ordinance and see if they can have it trimmed back.
  • Ellis
    on May 25, 2017

    This is definitely something you have a right to complain about. If the neighbor neglects trimming, offer to keep it trimmed back to where you can see past it.
    • Ellis
      on May 26, 2017

      I sympathize. I had a similar situation, except the very overgrown shrubs were planted on my side of the property line, so I could do as I wished. When I took them out, the neighbor was very upset.
  • Judy
    on May 25, 2017

    Trim it on an angle so the lowest part is by the end of your driveway.
  • Katherine Howard Jones
    on May 27, 2017

    I have seen large mirrors mounted in driveways.
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