Shrub Trimming & Removal Columbus Ohio

Prune bushes to promote health and balance your landscape's aesthetics

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Local Shrub Trimming Service

Maintaining your yard’s appearance involves more than planting bushes or flowers and watering them . Shrubs and bushes grow in all directions trying to find sunlight to feed themselves. They can become unsightly, misshapen, and sporadic when branches are left untrimmed for many months or years. Overgrowth can shade delicate flowers in your landscaping beds causing them to suffer or sometimes your shrubs catch disease and die, leaving you with a brown, dead plant amidst your colorful landscaping. 

Shrub trimming and removal are crucial in boosting the visual appeal of your outdoor space. These practices contribute to the overall wellness of your yard and ensure that your plants and landscaping features flourish harmoniously. Regular trimming promotes healthy growth, shrubs shaped into aesthetically pleasing forms that complement your yard, and overall a well-kept outdoor environment for you and your guests to enjoy.

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The Importance of Shrub Trimming

Shrubs coexist in your outdoor spaces with flowers, grasses, trees, and other plantlife. Pruning is not just about keeping your landscape tidy, but it also promotes good health for all of your plants.

Regular trimming helps to:

Stimulate Growth

Proper trimming encourages new growth, bigger flowers, and enhances the overall appearance of your shrubs.

Disease Prevention

Trimming removes dead or diseased branches, preventing the spread to other plants.

Shape and Structure:

Pruning your shrubs will maintain their natural shape and  improve their structural integrity.


Trimming helps achieve a harmonious balance between all plants in your landscape, complementing each other in size, shape, and overall appearance.

Best time of year for shrub pruning

The best time to perform any type of shrub trimming is during dormancy. In Ohio that depends on the weather conditions, but the pruning process should take place between November and the end of March to ensure optimal results and health of the bushes. Remember, spring is when shrubs come out of dormancy and are “ready to grow,” so the closer to that timeframe, the better.

Signs Shrubs are Diseased, Dying, or need Removed

Dying or diseased plants can pose a threat to your landscaping as harm dying attracts the bugs due to various reasons. You might want to call us if you notice the following:


Leaves that start to yellow or brown during spring or summer could be diseased as they are typically green and flourishing during this period. If you are overwatering your plants, yellowing is also a sign of that.

Eaten Leaves

Insects like Aphids, Spider mites, Japanese Beetles and more feed on various types of bushes. 

White “stuff”

White on branches or leaves can either be a fungus, disease, or signs of a bug, depending on what and where the “white stuff” is on your shrubs. This could be affecting certain branches or the entire shrub

Bark problems

Wood boring insects can leave holes or grooved lines in bark where they deposit their larvae

Space Constraints

When a shrub has outgrown its space and is shadowing other plants, it can be trimmed or removed

Dangerous location

Shrubs planted close to the foundation of your home or near underground pipes can cause issues with your basement or flow of water into or out of your home

How to Properly Prune Your Shrubs

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Evergreen Bushes and Hedges

Pruning Evergreens is typically to maintain their size and shape, while also removing dead or diseased branches. This includes trimming the tips of the bushes or the tops off of pines branches to stimulate spring growth.

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Deciduous Shrubs

Effective pruning of deciduous shrubs typically involves thinning the plant to allow for new growth. The most common time to do this after the shrubs have finished blooming and flowering. Each bush-type has a “most beneficial” time to prune so be sure to look up optimal times for your specific bush.

Dense Top Heavy Shrubs

Dense, Top-heavy Shrubs

Dense foliage near the top of shrubs can cause the inner branches to die and the bottom of the plant to look lifeless. It’s highly recommended to thin out the top part of the shrub and cut back the dead branches down to the base. This will allow for new growth and branches to have ample light to feed and bring back the vibrancy and fullness of your plant, ensuring longevity and the overall health.

Lopsided Shrubs

Lopsided Shrubs

Shrubs exhibiting a lopsided growth pattern often feature uneven or imbalanced development, where one side appears more prominent or denser than the other. There are different pruning cuts you can use to trim both sides appropriately (thinning cuts vs heading cuts), but counterintuitively, if you only want to trim one side, you’ll want to prune the short side to encourage growth in that direction.

Cost of Shrub Trimming and Removal

We believe in being transparent and budget-friendly in any shrub pruning or removal job. Here are several factors that determine our shrub service cost:

  • Size and Complexity: Larger or more complex shrubs may require additional time and resources.
  • Location: Accessibility to the site can impact the overall cost.
  • Debris Disposal: Whether on-site or off-site, any of the following methods will also impact the cost of the service.
  • Number of Shrubs: The more shrubs you have, the more labor is involved, impacting the overall cost.
  • Condition of the Shrubs: If the shrubs are overgrown, diseased, or require special attention, additional efforts may be needed, affecting the cost.
  • Frequency of Service: Regular maintenance trimming may be less expensive than a one-time extensive trimming or removal.

For shrub removal, additional factors come into play:

  • Size and Type of Shrubs: Larger or more challenging-to-remove shrubs may increase the removal cost.
  • Root System: Shrubs with extensive root systems may require more labor for removal, impacting the overall cost.
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Our Shrub Removal and Trimming Services

At Double Ds Stump Grinding and Removal, we offer a variety of shrub services to cater to your specific requirements

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Shrub Trimming and Routine Maintenance

  • Expert pruning to enhance the shape and appearance of your shrubs.
  • Precision trimming to promote healthy growth and flowering.
  • Removal of dead or diseased branches to prevent the spread of pests and diseases.
  • Scheduled trimming to keep your shrubs in optimal condition all the time.

Shrub Removal and Stump Removal

  • Assessment and consultation to determine the most suitable removal approach.
  • Complete extraction of unwanted shrubs and stumps 
  • Site cleanup and disposal of debris, leaving your property neat and beautiful.
  • Environmentally friendly methods to promote responsible landscaping practices.

How We Help Homeowners and Businesses

Let us help provide shrub and bush services to keep your property looking great year round.

Shrub & Stump Removal Process

We provide efficient and thorough shrub stump removal services to ensure your landscape remains stump-free

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Contact Us

Give us a call at (740) 405-0610 or fill out our form and we’ll get in touch to discuss your shrub and bush needs. We'll ask questions about what you need, when, the condition of your shrubs, aesthetic preferences, and more to determine the scope of the project.

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Pictures & Estimate

Most shrub projects are pretty straightforward and don’t require us to visit the property to give an estimate. We’ll have you send us pictures, assess the situation, and provide an estimate for your shrub services.

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Complete shrub service request

On the day of your service, our team will show up on time with all equipment necessary to complete the job. We’ll execute the service plan, prune or remove all shrubs, branches, stumps, and debris, and ensure a clean and professional result.

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Shrub & Bush Service Completed

After completing the shrub trimming or removal, we will conduct a thorough inspection and assessment to ensure that the work meets our standards and your expectations. Then you’re ready to enjoy your new landscaping.

What Our Shurb Service Clients are Saying

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Double D’s was absolutely amazing!! I called Saturday morning with a stump that I needed taken out immediately as I completely forgot I needed it gone! He was able to come out next day! We met at 10:30, he started around 11is and he was done before 12:30. The stump was very large and he got it about 18inches into the ground! Absolutely loved how fast he was to get this job done! We opted to clean up the wood ourselves , but he was awesome and put everything in a pile for us! We will definitely use him for any other projects!
The only company that answered my phone call and followed up for site visit the next day. Very pleased with the work and very reasonably priced. Would higher recommend this company.
Dom was able to come out on a Saturday with short notice and help us with a project (digging a trench for rain drainage). We ran into a dense patch of roots and he helps us finish digging the canal! It was perfect, timely and reasonably priced. Couldn't be more thankful for them helping us out in a pinch.

Don came out, gave me a quote . I hired him and he did everything he said he would do. Hard working crew. Excellent job and excellent price.

I called Don for a stump grinding estimate. He said he could come right over and arrived in 20 minutes. He gave us a reasonable price so we told him to go ahead. Within an hour, the stump was removed and the area was cleaned up. Very pleased with the service.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should shrubs be trimmed?

The frequency depends on the type of shrub, its growth rate, and your aesthetic preferences. As a general guideline, most shrubs benefit from an annual trimming, while some may require more frequent attention. Our experts can assess your shrubs and recommend a trimming schedule that suits their unique characteristics.

How to move a shrub without killing it?

Transplanting a shrub or bush is a pretty easy process. The biggest thing to understand is you need to include much of the plant's root system as possible to avoid damaging the plant. Thin feeder roots are okay to cut but avoid cutting thicker roots.

Dig your hole ahead of time at the new location, dig around the roots a little wider than you think, pick up and move the shrub, plant at the right depth, backfill with some additional compost and nutrients, firm the soil to prevent the plant from toppling, and water.