english ivy

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bobbygedd, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    what can i use to kill a large area of english ivy, it is about 50 ft x 25, and climbing up the house and fence. i also need to be able to plant within about 6 weeks of killing/removing it.
  2. roundup 70% ai 1.5 oz per gal per 1000 sq ft

    took me 3 app too kill this spring, but temp were cooler than normal and lots of rain! With hot weather I believe 1 app will work!
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    tim, i tried roundup on ivy before, as much as 3 oz per gallon, it just curled up a bit, then came back looking better than before. u think if i do it 3 times it may work? how far apart are the treatments?
  4. roundup pro 70% ai 1.5 to 3 oz plus turflon at brush rate per gal per 1000, I believe will kill in one app in hot weather, if not hit again one week latter at same rate!

    Took me 3 app in cool weather, but only last app had turflon in mix. My first two app where 1.5 oz of 70% ai per gal per 1000.
  5. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324


    Ivy can be tough. Hey Bobby, drop a few pellets of spike around the base and wait and see!

    But, you might have trouble reseeding this year....

    (You know I was just kidding)

    You might try a little 2,4-D in an ester base to heat up the mix if it doesn't just burn the foliage off.


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