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Old 07-19-2013, 10:57 AM
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How to kill Boston Ivy for good?

I have a customer with several apartments where they want it removed and gone for good. Any tips, info, product info. would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:28 PM
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Is it growing on the ground or on a brick wall? Or on a wooden wall or structure?
The adhesive disks from the vine will cause a lot of damage to brick, wooden, vinyl or aluminum siding. Repainting may be needed.
Vines in general will wilt and die if the vine is cut off at ground level so the roots can no longer supply moisture to the tops. Then you can expect sprouting from the roots. Spray the new sprouts promptly --before they are over 6 inches tall.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:36 PM
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Is it growing on the ground or on a brick wall? Or on a wooden wall or structure?
The adhesive disks from the vine will cause a lot of damage to brick, wooden, vinyl or aluminum siding. Repainting may be needed.
Vines in general will wilt and die if the vine is cut off at ground level so the roots can no longer supply moisture to the tops. Then you can expect sprouting from the roots. Spray the new sprouts promptly --before they are over 6 inches tall.
Both. The buildings are all brick.

So, chop them off at ground level and then spray them when they re-sprout?
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Some have advised painting the bottom end cuts with straight Roundup too. I have some that I need to get rid of, gonna try that, can't hurt.
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