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Can't kill this stupid Ivy

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by doug1980, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. doug1980

    doug1980 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 276

    The story...
    The Commander of my Base decided that he did not like grass between the Hangar and the main road on Base. So they decided to put in mulch beds with ground ivy. Well the ivy has not done what they thought which is cover the ground. So now they want me to kill them all. Well I have used roundup, hyvar and even some oust but it won't die. Doesn't seem like anything will cut through the waxy coating. Besides using diesel fuel what will work?
  2. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 971

    try something with triclopyr in it
  3. Stingray63

    Stingray63 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    Try using Crossbow on Ivy. I know it will kill blackerry bushes flat.

  4. doug1980

    doug1980 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 276

    Thanks guys, I'll give it all a try.
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,207

    Start mowing, too. It cannot withstand short mowing.
  6. doug1980

    doug1980 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 276

    Thought about that but since it's in a mulch bed it would sling mulch everywhere. Might just tell them to get some young Airmen to go out there and pull it all up. :)

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