Killing a Bird of Paradise?
I'm trying to get rid of several Birds of Paradise plants that have claimed too much space in my small yard. I want to wipe out everything in the yard to make way for things I'd like to plant. The BOPs have been in this yard probably for at least 10 years or more. Anyway, I tried digging out a couple of the smaller ones but it seemed pretty impossible. They were planted right next to the wall too, so digging a ditch around it would be pretty hard.
I ended up cutting down to the stumps on a couple and trying to cut as many roots down as possible underneath. Then I gave up and covered them back up with dirt. Do you guys think this will work? The thought is that [hopefully] no sunlight can get to them and cause them to re-grow. I guess if it does work, the root ball will take a long time to break up...
Any thoughts on this?