How do I kill the roots of large bushes I just cut down?

2020-04-14T16:28:39-05:00Ask the Experts|

Luckily, there is a great product for killing roots and sprouts of trees, bushes and vines. Stump-Out Stump & Vine Killer provides control of undesirable woody vines, plants, and broadleaf weeds around the home.  Simply brush the liquid on a fresh cut of the undesired woody plant. Let it do the rest of the work.



  1. Claire Smith April 14, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Hi Gayle! We recommend using Stump and Vine Killer to kill the stump without removing the roots. Follow the directions on the bottle. Here are the basic steps: Cut the tree off as low as possible. It must be a fresh cut to live wood to work. Make sure not to touch the rose with the stump killer. Apply the Stump and Vine Killer undiluted to the cut with the applicator brush under the cap.

  2. Gayle Woodard April 10, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    I have trees come up in rose bushes etc. I cannot get roots. Is there anything to put on these to kill them and not hurt my plants

  3. Nancy Rockman May 5, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    I have extensive root system under dirt I had added to a plant box. These roots, I believe, are coming up from the ground from overgrown yews that we pulled out. I cannot even get a start pulling out all of the vines, offshoots, etc of this system. i want to kill the roots before putting in fresh dirt.

  4. Shonna May 17, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Hi Lana,
    That is a great question! Yes, our straw is herbicide free. If you are using for mulch your best option would be the Hyro Straw. It is chopped and compressed making it equivalent to 3 bales straw.
    Good Luck!

  5. Lana April 2, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    I want to keep our garden herbicide free but need to use straw for mulch. Are your bails of straw herbicide free?

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