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Organic Poison Ivy killer?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by NelsonLandworks, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. NelsonLandworks

    NelsonLandworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    I did a search on this and didn't come up with anything, so I figured I'd start asking. A big client of mine doens't like chemicals at all, and thier house(s) are surrounded by it. Do you know of anything I can use to get rid of it? thanks guys
  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    Tell them to get pulling. PI can be a pain in the azz to control using the best herbicides on the market.
  3. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 611

    Look up North Country Organics. They have something for Poison Ivy. I've never used it but will try it next year.
  4. urbanlandscape

    urbanlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    I have been using plain white vinegar with good results. Add 2-3 drops liquid dish soap to a spray bottle of vinegar and spray to runoff. May take several applications on poison ivy, but works eventually, the younger the better. Good luck.
  5. NelsonLandworks

    NelsonLandworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    Thanks a lot! I'll give that a try asap
  6. Dchall_San_Antonio

    Dchall_San_Antonio LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    If at all possible, rent some goats to eat it. If that isn't practical (and I realize most clients are not rural), 20% vinegar as a foliar mist will knock it down to the ground in about 30 minutes. You will need to reapply as it regrows but it will not regrow forever. I will die from lack of photosynthesis as long as the greens are knocked back.

    Be careful if you use the 20% vinegar. It is very hard on skin and will cause a fairly long term blindness if you splash it into your eyes. Normal precautions for splashing and spraying will keep you okay.
  7. NelsonLandworks

    NelsonLandworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    thanks Dchall

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