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Poison ivy control
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T16    Posted 06-10-2003 at 20:01:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I need help. ive got a couple acres of woods and lawn that are being overcome with poison ivy, I dont have a problem with spraying the stuff but I sure dont want to kill the tress or grass that ist growing in and I would prefer to only spray it once and be done with it.. question is what can I use that will kill it and leave the trees and grass??

rhudson    Posted 06-11-2003 at 19:40:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
2-4-D. sprayed on , try not to spray it on the leaves of the trees. as an alternate (if you have the time and inclination) put some pure 2-4-d into a spray bottle. take a machette and cut into the largest vines, spray the 24d into the cut.

Unimog    Posted 06-11-2003 at 19:26:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've had real good luck using Weed-B-Gone. It
kills the ivy and weeds but will not hurt grass.
In small areas that you can reach with a garden
hose, there is a hose end applicator or you can
use a sprayer. It's pretty cheap to use as well.

Tom A    Posted 06-11-2003 at 02:34:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
For smaller areas that had concentrated patches of ivy, we cut the vines down, let them start to re-grow and sprayed the new growth with Roundup...uses much less that way and didn't hurt the trees (just don't spray tree leaves!).

For the really big areas with lots of separate ivy plants, I tried mowing multiple times to try to kill it down but eventually got tired of that and got goats. They think poison ivy is a delicacy and search it out. It eventually just died off from being eaten back to the roots so often...after a year, no poison ivy at all. Their other favorites are floribunda rose and honeysuckle, so the goats really have helped clear up the worst of my acreage which was infested with the stuff.

Tom A

Mike D.    Posted 06-10-2003 at 20:10:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
We got it too. Big vines on the tobacco barn. I cut the vines close to the ground and splashed gas on the fresh cuts. Worked good, cheap too.

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