Buckthorn Removal in Speedway

His Workmanship offers buckthorn removal services. You provide the herbicide and brushes for chemical application. We’ll bring loppers to clip the stems and shovels to dig out the small buckthorn. Our rates start at $100 per hour for 2 landscapers. New customers can read Ephesians 2:1-10 to receive a $20 discount. Details are on the final step of the contact form.

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Do you have a woods area on your property and recently discover it’s infested with invasive buckthorn? No worries! Our landscapers are very experienced with clearing buckthorn. We know the most effective way to eradicate buckthorn and prevent regrowth. Our crew will dig out the small buckthorn by the roots and use a loppers for the bigger buckthorn. We can use herbicide on the stems after we cut them down. Hauling away the brush is an option too.

His Workmanship is a landscaping company in Speedway

We’ve got your landscaping project taken care of anywhere in Speedway. Check out the map below to view our service area in Speedway. We dump the yard waste at South Side Landfill Inc which is on Kentucky Ave or at Greencycle which is on West Troy Ave.

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Select the services that best align with your needs and describe the details of your project to help us get a better idea of the scope of work. Feel free to upload pictures so your crew can visualize your specific needs.

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Our staff guarantees a reply to all emails within 24 hours. Once you get scheduled, you'll get a confirmation email with your workers names and a courtesy call from the crew leader a day before your project.

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Equipment in hand, your crew will arrive a few minutes early so they can collaborate with you about the work that needs to be done. Once they finish, you can pay the total bill directly to the crew leader. It's as simple as that!

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“This is the third time we have used His Workmanship. So far we’ve had great crews on our property. They have weeded out hosta beds, dug up buckthorn, planted several shrubs and installed around 70 bags of mulch. I have referred them to my friends and plan to have them come back next summer for more work. I would highly recommend His Workmanship” – Linda
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Michelle FryeMichelle Frye
16:00 15 Nov 21
The guys were great and arrived on time. Very hard workers and kind. Would definitely recommend this company!
Marianne KramerMarianne Kramer
22:25 13 Nov 21
Both individuals were professional and efficient. I appreciated their efforts.
Sharon JerniganSharon Jernigan
23:12 08 Sep 21
The young men who worked for me today are friendly , thoughtful, and very hard workers. They work quickly and work well as a team. I really like that they enjoy each other's company and have a good time while they work. An upbeat attitude really contributes to a great overall experience for me as well as the workers. I am very glad I discovered His Workmanship, and loved meeting these fine young men. I would highly recommend these guys for your project.
Arika DainesArika Daines
19:54 29 Jul 21
I was very impressed with how quickly and thoroughly our workers tackled weeding all of our flower beds. They also removed several bushes and a small tree easily within the allotted time. Both were very professional and punctual. I highly recommend!
Amanda LawsonAmanda Lawson
12:47 12 May 21
I had too many weeds and not enough help to get them all on my own. His Workmanship provided me with 2 young men who showed up to tackle the project. They both worked quickly and diligently. I was impressed by their knowledge and was surprised at how much they got accomplished in the time they had! Weed screening and mulch was placed down and some edging was done. My flower bed is ready to flourish now! I couldn’t be happier!!!!
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Frequently Asked Questions

The overall price really depends on the job requirements. It’ll cost more if the buckthorn has grown to mature trees with a trunk larger than 4 inches in diameter. In that case, a chainsaw will be required for tree removal. It won’t cost as much if you don’t need the brush hauled away. In other words, the price will go down if you have a place on your property where the buckthorn can be piled up. Some buckthorn removal companies charge by the hour and rates range from $40 – $60 per hour per person.
There are two main types of buckthorn: common and glossy. Buckthorn is a tall shrub that can turn into a mid-sized tree up to 20 feet tall. They have brown bark with elongate silvery corky projections. The twigs have small and sharp thorns on the end. If you cut a branch it will show yellow sapwood and orange heartwood. Buckthorn leaves stay green until late fall. They have an extensive fiber-like root structure.
Buckthorn doesn’t have natural controls such as insects or disease that would reduce the intensity of it’s growth. It outcompetes native plants for moisture, light and nutrients. This creates a toxic environment for natural growth of the non-invasive species you actually want to thrive. It hinders the flourishing wildlife that should occur in forestry areas. Because of this, it endangers natural habitats such as prairies and wetlands. Buckthorn is bad.
Toward the end of summer, mature buckthorns produce clusters of black berries. If you have buckthorn that generates berries, then you are gonna want to go after those first. Buckthorn with berries are the ones responsible for spreading this invasive species. Why? The main reason is because the dark berries are attractive to animals who distribute the seeds, which causes new buckthorn seedlings to germinate.
Smaller sized buckthorn 1 inch in diameter can be dug out with a shovel. If the buckthorn is around 2 inches thick, it’s best to use a lopper or hand saw to clip the stem a few inches above ground level. You can use a pullerbear to completely remove buckthorn up to 3 inches in diameter. For buckthorn wider than 4 inches you should use a chainsaw. You can even hire a herd of goats to graze on buckthorn infested areas. Click here to read about 7 ways to effectively remove buckthorn.
Once you’ve clipped the buckthorn down to the stems, you’ll need to immediately apply a water-soluble glyphosate product like RoundUp. Herbicide should be applied onto the stump within a few seconds so the chemicals can soak into the root system and prevent resprouting. These chemicals can be applied with a paint brush, a wick applicator such as a buckthorn blaster, a dauber, or a sprayer. Avoid contact with your skin.
Late summer or anytime in the fall tend to provide the best conditions for cutting buckthorn and treating them with chemicals. Try to avoid treating buckthorn in May or June as those months are when the tree is putting out leaves. This will minimize the herbicide’s effectiveness. Click here to read more.
Yes, it’s ok to burn brush like buckthorn but it must be a controlled fire in accordance with city guidelines. If you have a firepit that is a legal distance away from your home, then that would be a good place to burn your brush pile. It probably goes without saying, but just to be on the safe side, you don’t want to just light your woods on fire! That’ll create more problems than it’ll solve.
You should ask for a ballpark estimate on the total cost for your buckthorn removal project. Be ready to share about the diameter width of the biggest buckthorn and density of buckthorn on your property. Ask the buckthorn removal service how long they’ve been doing it and what their process is like. Google their company name to make sure they have good reviews online. Click here to get a free buckthorn removal quote from His Workmanship.

His Workmanship is a Christian company

Our mission is to glorify God as we embody the gospel through our hard labor and our honest behavior. Our desire is to bring satisfaction to the customer as they seek to improve their property. We also desire to facilitate growth for students as they experience the business world from a Christian perspective.

Hear what a worker says

“Hi, my name is Sam and this is my 2nd summer with His Workmanship. I heard about the company from my friend Keaton who goes to a Christian organization called Young Life. What I like most about the job is working outside with my friends. So far, on average, I’ve made about $25 an hour. This has definitely been the most summer job I’ve ever worked.”

Fun facts about Speedway

Speedway was laid out in 1912 as a residential suburb. It took its name from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is an early example of a residential community planned for the industrial plants located nearby. The Speedway Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. The town has a lending library, the Speedway Public Library. Learn more about Speedway schools, utilities and parks.

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