Hey guys, First let me say this site is great and has helped me, a lawn neophyte, out tremendously thus far. Here is my next delimma. I have a bankyard that's full with Ivy and I plan to remove it the next couple weekends. So far I've been doing the ole struggle and pull method for removal. I tried the round up but it sucked. And because I have so much of it, I'd be buying expensive round up for weeks. 1st question: Are there any mechanical tools/machines I can use to pull ivy? If not, that's fine. Even though the labor intensive, I can handle pulling the stuff up. 2nd question: I want to grow grass in its place. Is that possible and if so, what do I need to do to grow grass and prevent the ivy and other weeds from poping up (lots of weeds have popped up in areas where i removed ivy and did nothing with it). I'm in Maryland. Is this the right time to start planting grass seed?