Want to Redesign Your Garden? Here's How to Remove Deeply-Rooted Shrubs, Plants, and Small

Changing your landscape can be intimidating,especially when you consider the deep rootsystems of plants, shrubs, and small trees.Start by making a planand setting a realistic goal.Remove the branches from shrubswith a pair of loppers before usinga pick mattock on the roots.Similarly, when removing small trees,remove branches with loppers—but be sureto leave enough to give yourself leverage.Unearth simple plants with a sharp shovel.Use root killer sparingly and, becauseit must be taken up by the leaves, don'tchop all the branches off first.Call in a professional if the plants are toolarge or too numerous to remove yourself