Have an area off my deck... maybe 15X15 by whatever Pythagerous says. It's full of ivy and I want it gone. I know ripping stuff out is an option... not gonna happen!?! Looking for most non-toxic method. Got rid of it outside fence with salt laced vinegar. What do you suggest?
Dig it up and be sure to get every little nod or it will come right back.
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i have to agree with ga.karen... pull it out is the only way to get rid of it. we had a back fence covered with it and had to use the old fashioned labor intensive way of pulling it out. then DH used roundup on the little sprouts that tried to grow back. i'm against using roundup in the yard, but it was necessary to give in to DH on this one. you should see the trunk that we couldn't get off the fence. its still there many years later. unfortunately the neighbor on the other side did not get rid of his ivy so there are still unwelcome critters living in it. fortunately they are rarely a problem for us.
another view.. part of the deck 'landscape'.
WOW, look at that trunk. Reminds me of the honeysuckle vine trunk on my chain link. The only reason it's there is for the hummers....outside of that, it'd be gone in a heartbeat. They sure are hard to kill and that's the reason I have no ivy.
thing is, we never planted the ivy. it appeared on its own and we did nothing to discourage it. you can see where we tried to cut the trunk in half but there is no way it was coming off that fence!
i'd love to have honeysuckle in my yard. should i rethink that?This message has been edited. Last edited by: bana,
Even though ivy is a terror, the trunk left on your fence is WAAAAAAY cool, in my estimation.....love the look
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I love the look of that ivy trunk on your fence, too. It IS cool.
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