Why not work with and around them?
We've used some yucca leaves as mulch, although as Tim mentioned, they're dry and light and won't do much unless a) they're weighed down so they don't blow away, and b) they get wet and break down (but that's true of a lot of mulch -- at least yucca, if it doesn't blow.
Hi again, Eric!
Oct 20, Smother the Yucca With Newspaper and Mulch. Start by cutting down the yucca plant. Use an ax or chainsaw to hack through the thick trunk as close to the ground as possible. Next, cover an area of several feet around the stump with several layers of newspaper and a thick layer of bushnotch.barted Reading Time: 4 mins.
I do not know the names of anything growing here except the yucca trees, and the creosote bushes.
Apr 23, Spray the mixture onto the center of stump for 2 seconds. You can use a garden pump sprayer or backpack sprayer, both with the cone nozzle, to apply the mixture. Aim the nozzle at the very center of the stump 89%(37).