Getting rid of ivy ground cover

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by rhatala, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. rhatala

    rhatala LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 73

    Pretty much a new guy to the business and wanted to get the advice of the experts on how to remove ivy ground cover. The customer wants it gone and the only way i know how is to rip it out is there any better ways?? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    kill it w/ a good weed control
     
  3. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,512

    I did a fairly good size job this past spring and i roto tilled the area,then raked debris and hauled away and brought in new top soil. The customer had it done 2 other times by someone else and it grew back. He said all they did was sprayed it.
     
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    us a brush/ivy killer. Round-up won't kill it. GreenN'Clean has the idea right, but it'll still come back if the roots are alive.
     
  5. rhatala

    rhatala LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 73

    Thanks for the advice how would you price the job of roto tilling the ivy and then bringing in new top soil
     
  6. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    60 an hour + cost of topsoil. Kinda hard to give you an amount w/o knowing the topography & where it's located.
     

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