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Ground cover removal

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by pon, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. pon

    pon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a yard that is covered with poison ivy, poison oak, Virginia creeper, etc. I have sprayed with Roundup, no avail, maybe too dense. What is the best way to remove them? Impossible to pull, roots are like thick rugs. Took two hours and a lot of sweat to remove a 4' x 3' section. Help! Any suggestions? :dizzy:

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  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794


    Rent one with the biggest bucket you can find.

    Chances are the backfill blade will doze most of them up, and use the bucket to clean and pile.

    After your done, round-up the ground to keep anymore from coming up.

    SHOWCASE LAWNS LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    Lesco Prosecutor (heavy Rate)

    Thatll Smoke Them Weeds !
  4. Gmgbo

    Gmgbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    bleach works good on poison ivy
  5. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Bleach?? Tell me more.
  6. The Good Earth

    The Good Earth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    Prosecutor and 2-4d. I did the same thing to a tree line at my folks house to clear it for them and inside of 1 week that tree line was history. I did it in the spring and in the fall my mom planted bluberries. I swear by this mix for non selective destruction. After 45 days you can plant what you want in there.

    Don't round up the ground. You have to apply round-up or prosecuctor on growing foliage. Anything with glyphophosphate is not a pre-emergent. Gotta put it on the growing stuff.
  7. Mancinioldhorse

    Mancinioldhorse LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    Don't know if you guys have it out there but a product called crossbow will kill the poison oak and ivy and any other woody stemed type of plant like blackberries, etc. spray..wait several days...spray again wait...a few more...rip out.

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    Prosecutor and Round-up are the same thing... Glyphosate, which stinks on any kind of ivy. Use a post emergent broadleaf weedspray such as Lesco Momentum for the ivy mixed with Prosecutor for the grassy weeds. Oh yeah.... after everything dies, go rent that track hoe.
  9. jebbster007

    jebbster007 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    never tried this but what due broad leafs herbacides due to it? :cool: :cool: i dont get the stuff so never really had that problem. i could eat it

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