How can I kill rosebush stump?

by Ajc21505259
I have two very old rosebush stumps that are determined to thrive in spite of my efforts to be rid of them. I cannot dig them up because they are near other plants I don’t want to damage. What can I do??

  5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 09, 2018
    you cannot use any chemicals as that will harm the surrounding plants.Try to smother them out with heavy black plastic

    • Ajc21505259 Ajc21505259 on Apr 09, 2018
      Those were my thoughts exactly. But these stubborn plants are more resistant than the plastic I covered them with! May be multiole layers?

  • Jane Redden Jane Redden on Apr 09, 2018
    Liquid stump remover. Lowe’s or Home Depot. Drill holes and pour it in the holes. On a dry weather day.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Apr 09, 2018
    Hi Ajcowley,
    Unfortunately, the best way to remove it is to dig it out. However, you can try the way to remove a generic tree stump if you want. Click on the link below to see if you think this will work for your rose bush stump. If you have questions about these products, I'd suggest talking to someone at a local nursery. Wishing you the best.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 09, 2018
    Cut a raw edge on the top of the stump and put weed killer on it with a paintbrush. It will not harm the surrounding plants, but the weed killer will absorb into the roots. I would do this a couple of times, especially if you see new growth. It took me a year to kill a huge wild grapevine stump, but it still works when nothing else helped at all. Good luck!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 09, 2018
    yes ,use heavy black plastic