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Poision Ivy HELP!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Jerry and Sons, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. Jerry and Sons

    Jerry and Sons LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 249

    I have done my research and have found alot of valuable info, but I am in need of more info. I am doing a job where the poision ivy is every where including climbing up the trees with vines at the base of the trees almost one inchthink in spots. Is there a way that i can get rid of the ivy without putting myself in the hospital?
    I am very opened minded to any idea except buying a goat to eat alll of the Ivy. Hahahahahahahah!
    Thanks
     
  2. lawn_jockey

    lawn_jockey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    Bottom line it will come back.
    If you think you can get rid of it you are wrong. For the thick stuff, Hit it with a machette at the base and then soak it with brush killer. Don't overdose to hurt the trees.

    But I have been treating a half acre that was infested. I have been retreating every month since March. I use a brush killer that wipes out the plant . But 2 weeks later there is new stuff coming in. We used PreM to see what that would do. Nothing. I say just cancel the client. I can't wait for this lawn to go dormant and I will not be back with this client next year.
    So far I have only been to the hospital once over this place. $160.00
     
  3. SOMM

    SOMM LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 426

    Did you mix it "Hot" enough L J ?

    we RoundUp Pro it around here:

    16oz/gal/1000sq.ft.
     

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