Cutting out large Yew shrubs and replacing with smaller shrubs
I have several yew bushes along the front of my house that over 4ft tall x 4ft wide. These are old bushes that hiding too much of my house, so I'd like to get rid of them and plant smaller shrubs and other plants in their place. Completely removing the bushes, roots and all, would require some heavy machinery. I'm wondering if I could just cut them down to around 2ft or below ground level, then plant over those spots.