Best way to get rid of "jagger" bushes close to house?

Sandy
by Sandy
  3 answers
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Apr 15, 2017
    The only way to trim thorn bushes is to completely cut them off – roots, stems and everything else! Carefully reach under the stump of the bush and cut off each small root that meets the stem of the bus. Once the roots have been cut completely, boiling water must be poured over the area. The thorn bushes will rot if this is done repeatedly.
    Patience is a virtue
    Try cutting, digging and pouring boiling hot water over the bushes before reaching for a pesticide or herbicide. It does take time and patience, but the effort will be rewarded greatly.

  • Sandy Sandy on Apr 15, 2017
    the biggest obstacle is that they are against the house so trying to get the root is the biggest problem. But will have to try the boiling water this time when we try again. Have never heard of doing that. Thanks!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 15, 2017
    Cut them down as much as possible and apply rock salt to the balance.