Greenthumbs occasionally contact azaleas the âroyalty of the backyard,â noting their showy spring flowers, which come in in shades of pink, yellow, white, red and lavender. The need destroy or to eliminate this shrub might occur, whether a re-design of your landscape or due to basic choices. Removing the whole root system of the azalea serves is a sure-fire way to destroy the plant. Fortunately, this a relatively painless procedure is made by the roots of azalea shrubs.
Wear a dust mask, safety goggles as well as gardening gloves prior to going to perform on the azalea. Make the work easier on yourself by killing the plant in winter or autumn when it’s in its dormant state.
Cut the branches off one at a time of the shrub with pruning loppers, eliminating them in the joint where they satisfy the trunk of the plant. Dispose in a bin of all branches.
Saw the trunk down to the level of the soil using a hand-saw or pruning loppers in the event the trunk of the azalea is tiny enough.
Strike the soil round the perimeter of the trunk with a a sharp-spaded shovel reduce the roots in the remainder of the trunk and to loosen the soil.
Sink the spade of the shovel to the soil near any fringe of of the trunk, using your foot. Tilt the shovel downward to produce leverage that is enough to eliminate the trunk in the soil. You might need to pull through to the trunk together with your hands at the same time. Dispose of the trunk.
Continue to aerate the soil together with the spade of the shovel, slicing through the stays of the fibrous root system of the azalea. Dig a hole as deep and about twice as wide as the root-system, removing and disposing of root remnants and all roots, utilizing your hands as well as the the shovel.
The the inside of the hole with herbicide as a failsafe for just about any growth that is continued. In the event you plan on developing still another plant in the site, skip this. Refill the hole with all the grime you eliminated, sifting for any azalea roots, which ought to be disposed through it.