Should You Remove A Plant From Your Landscape?

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into making your yard look great, but something doesn’t feel right. Maybe a certain plant doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of your landscaping. Should you try to ignore it, or is it better to get rid of it completely? When should you take action and remove the plant?


It’s Not Possible to Salvage the Plant

In some circumstances, a plant may be beyond any help you could give it. For example, perhaps the leaves are brown and completely dry. Instead of trying to revive it, it may be better to pull it out of the ground and dispose of it. You don’t want it to threaten the health of your other plants.

You Can’t Bring Yourself to Like the Plant

Despite what you may think, plants don’t have feelings you can hurt. You’re not morally obligated to keep a particular plant in your garden for any length of time. If it just isn’t doing anything for you, get rid of it. Replace it with something you love and start fresh.

It’s Too Big

Do you have a shrub that blocks the view from your window? Does it require constant supervision to stop it from overtaking your other plants? Don’t put the well-being of your landscaping in danger. You don’t need a space hog on your property. It’s not worth it.

You Need the Room for Something

If you want to add a new feature to your yard, there is no need to keep a plant you’re indifferent to if it stands in the way. Whether you fancy a patio, raised garden, or walkway, you shouldn’t hold back. If you change your mind in the future, you can buy a replacement for the plant at your local nursery.

You’re proud of your landscaping, but maybe something is preventing you from being thoroughly satisfied. If a plant is the culprit, you may wonder what your next move should be. Should you pretend it isn’t there? Is it in your best interests to take action and pull it out by the roots? The information above may help you reach a decision or when in doubt – give us a call!

Blue Oak Landscaping is Northern California’s premier landscaping company servicing Butte County and surrounding North State areas such as Chico, Oroville, Paradise, Corning, Red Bluff, Redding, Orland,  Marysville or Sacramento. We’re able to deliver the highest quality landscaping products and services through the combined experience of its employees. We own and operate the newest equipment that allows our seasoned landscapers to do extraordinary projects. Blue Oak installs plants, trees, lawns and irrigation, but our passion lies in our ability to install hardscaping (paved areas like walkways or pavers) and other sought after landscape elements Ready to get some work done? Please call us today at (530) 518-7248 or email


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