Removing Ivy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by willie1227, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. willie1227

    willie1227 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    I have a weekly cut customer who has Ivy creeping over between the side of her house and the neibors. The source of the ivy covering the ground comes from the neibors side. It is starting to cover most of the path she has on the side of the house and now wants all the ivy removed up to the neibors prop line. My question is how do you get rid of it quickly and cleanly? Do I have to cut and rip or is there a better way?
    Thanks, Willie
  2. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 593

    Cut and Rip or use a Bucket loader.

    You can also try weed wacking it or use a hedge trimmer and then spray the area with roundup
  3. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    Actually, if you're gonna spray ivy, round=up is less effective than any three way weed killer (trimec, momentum, etc)
  4. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,517

    I believe a brush type killer with Triclopyr will be very effective.

  5. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    Yea, you can apply momentum, or simular product to kill if you are licenced. If not the easiest way I have found is to get a stiff rake, with the short tines and run it through it and pull the rest out..

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