What is the best inexpensive way to kill brush?

Melissa Ellis
by Melissa Ellis
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I have a large area in back of my house that is full of brush, wild raspberries, small shrubs and I would like to kill it all so that I can clean it out and create a cottage type garden area with flowers and fruit trees later. I am in Chattanooga, TN if that makes a difference. I can and will get rid of the most with a chainsaw but i don't want any of it coming back. Thank you!
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 21, 2015
    Ortho makes a concentrated liquid called brush b gone.You will have to apply this to kill any remaining roots from the weeds.

  • Madisyn Madisyn on Oct 21, 2015
    You can burn it as long as there isn't a burn ban on for your county or city.

  • DORLIS DORLIS on Oct 21, 2015
    VINHEGAR AND SALT AND DAWN SOAP TO MAKE IT STICK. JUST DO NOT GET IT NEAR PLANTS YOU WANT TO KEEP.

  • Craftyfox Craftyfox on Oct 21, 2015
    we were clearing brush on 6 acres in the northwest We used two oz roundup, two oz oxbow and one oz fish fertilizer to kill blackberries. Blackerries are very hardtop kill. the fish fertilizer was to get theblackberries to take in the poison

  • Craftyfox Craftyfox on Oct 21, 2015
    oxbow is a brush killer. The fish fertilizer makes the plants take in the poison. It doesn't kill the plant. The fish fertilizer by itself is a plant food.

    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 22, 2015
      @Craftyfox I knew about the fish fertilizer part but never heard of oxbow. Thanks

  • Betty Miller Betty Miller on Mar 26, 2016
    I just read an article on renting goats to clear brush. You might try Craigs list in your area to see if anyone rents goats. Believe the article was out east US. They bring in 4 or 5 goats and temperary fence they eat the brushjust takes week or two depending on size of area. Depending on how big the brush roots are, you can treat the roots or just till the ground and start your new garden plan. Good way to get rid of posion ivy or oak without getting it on you. Good Luck.

    • DORLIS DORLIS on Mar 27, 2016
      @Betty Miller may need to resort to this for honesuckle bush. it is taking over Missouri