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#920450 - 08/04/17 06:38 PM Ivy vines
pennypicher Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/15/05
Posts: 2819
Loc: New England
What is the best way to remove them? I think its called English Ivy. Daughter just moved into a house and the back yard is a carpet. There is a bit of poison ivy mixed in too. Wants to rip it all out and have some sort of a yard.
She mowed a part of it. It removed the leaves but the woody vines are still there.

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#920491 - 08/05/17 07:31 AM Re: Ivy vines [Re: pennypicher]
notnew2diy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 4393
Loc: harvard, il.
I did a google as I had no clue.
Scroll past the remove from tree section.... http://www.wikihow.com/Kill-English-Ivy

If you use round-up concentrate, mix it at 1.5X the bottle instructions.
Add 2 tblspns of dawn dish soap for each gallon of water.

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#920549 - 08/05/17 08:37 PM Re: Ivy vines [Re: notnew2diy]
Bob_Fleming Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/28/01
Posts: 30019
Loc: Ft Collins, CO USA
Roundup will probably work but doesn't it linger in the soil? If so, lol luck planting grass there.

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#920559 - 08/06/17 07:04 AM Re: Ivy vines [Re: Bob_Fleming]
notnew2diy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 4393
Loc: harvard, il.
Originally Posted By Bob_Fleming
Roundup will probably work but doesn't it linger in the soil? If so, lol luck planting grass there.


One must read the package directions(smile).
The one I use says I can plant after 4 days.
I have planted wild flowers after 5 days w/no problems.
Currently working on an area, Canadian Thistle removal.
Hopefully, last round up application goes on today, plant pasture seed on Friday.

Have fun...notnew...
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#920583 - 08/06/17 12:03 PM Re: Ivy vines [Re: Bob_Fleming]
CabinConnection Offline
Bigfoot
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 50487
Loc: The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
Originally Posted By Bob_Fleming
Roundup will probably work but doesn't it linger in the soil?

It shouldn't.

Non-commercial weed & grass killers are required by federal law to break down within 14 days of application. Depending on the specific Round-Up (or similar) product, one can plant within 3 days of application. As with most things, read the instructions. smile

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#921004 - 08/15/17 09:51 AM Re: Ivy vines [Re: pennypicher]
kerk Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 1749
Loc: N. Florida
Also, as far as I know, the only way a herbicide will work is if there are 'leaves' to spray it on. Spraying 'woody vines' will be a waste of time and money.
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#921005 - 08/15/17 09:58 AM Re: Ivy vines [Re: kerk]
CabinConnection Offline
Bigfoot
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 50487
Loc: The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
Originally Posted By kerk
Also, as far as I know, the only way a herbicide will work is if there are 'leaves' to spray it on. Spraying 'woody vines' will be a waste of time and money.

When I go after buckthorn, I cut the plant, then immediately dab/spray herbicide on the exposed portion of the plant - the area where the capillaries are. But you're right, if the stem is essentially dead, spraying won't work.

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#921110 - 08/16/17 09:57 PM Re: Ivy vines [Re: pennypicher]
pennypicher Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/15/05
Posts: 2819
Loc: New England
Update>> The sprayed poison ivy shriveled up but the ivy didn't do anything. I think it likes the stuff. So they have been ripping it up in 3' wide rows. Leaves a nice bare ground. Lucky he isn't bothered by the PI.

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