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Killing Ivy

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bocat user, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. bocat user

    bocat user LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    Could someone please tell me how best to make it go away. Stay away. Withouth killing the grass/shrubs it's invading/strangling? Any suggestions are appreciated. Thx
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,218

    What kind of ivy, Boston, Algerian, ground ivy? In any case, in grass its not much of a problem because it cannot stand short mowing and Weed b Gone will kill it. In the bushes or climbing your house--much more difficult. My opinion, try to cut it off at the soil level. Wait a few days--everything above the cut will die as no roots to supply water. Roots will sprout, cut the tops from the roots again. Paint the cut surface with weed killer. Repeat as needed.

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