poison ivy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i need to clear a large area that is infested with poison ivy. perhaps 3-4k of brush, english ivy, and huge poison ivy plants. my plan is" spray the entire area with speedzone at 2 oz per gallon ,one gallon per k. wait 2 weeks, and proceed to remove dead vegitation. at this point will the poison ivy plants still cause us a reaction? is there a better way?
  2. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    It will still cause a reaction! The only way to avoid it is to get someone else to do it. Hire a druggie for a day then turn him in to the cops. Do not smoke that stuff.
  3. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    This is a better way. :D And no, that ain't me in the pic.

  4. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    I've heard poison ivy will keep it's potency for up to a year, even on dead or dying plants. Found out first hand a number of years ago that it is also just as bad when dormant in the winter.
  5. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    Dang skippy, it'll still jack you even after ayear or two, BG. You could put on a chem suit ( sweat your butt off) and that would protect you from it.
  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    This actually works. They eat poision ivy. I say buy a few of them and let them get eating. :laugh:

  7. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Seriously, timing is everything I think.
    The best time to get rid of the poison ivy is from May to July when the plant's carbohydrates are moving from the leaves to the roots.
    Timing is important, that's when the herbicide will be carried to the roots.
    Whatever you do, don't burn it.
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    so,jodi, according to your picture, i should let my mother in law eat it?
  9. all degree

    all degree LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    Bobby lots of people are not allergic. Any of your guys not allergic?
  10. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    no, we are all very allergic. and this stuff is bad looking. leaves big as my hand, with red dots on them. so, i'm doomed? can't do the job?

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