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hockeyfreak

11:25AM | 06/08/03
Member Since: 06/03/03
12 lifetime posts
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Hi, Killing a bunch of ivy that was collecting near my house... we think the amount of plants nears the side of the house is a reason for the basement to leak. how can I make sure Ivy doesnt regrow in that area? is there a forumla or something?

thanks

treebeard

04:19PM | 06/08/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
265 lifetime posts
After cutting all the ivy down, spray the area with Round-Up to kill roots and anything else left behind. If the stump of the cut vine is 1/4" or more, paint each stump with Round-up by paint brush in addition to the spray.

Be aware, though, that using Round-Up will kill everything in the area. So be careful.

hockeyfreak

04:29AM | 06/09/03
Member Since: 06/03/03
12 lifetime posts
i want the whole area to be killed, round -up will do that?

treebeard

08:52AM | 06/09/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
265 lifetime posts
Yes, Round-Up will do that. It may take more than one application if the ivy is at the infestation level, like bamboo. I've used it to get rid of Japanese Knotweed, and it took more than one application...actually, it took a couple each year for about three years. But it did kill it. And if I ever see a sprout poking it's head above the earth, I cut it and zap it. It's not magic, but it works.

MLoehr

10:11AM | 07/23/03
Member Since: 05/12/03
13 lifetime posts
On more thing- don't burn it what ever you do. If you inhale the smoke you'll be in some big trouble. Believe me, my neighbor burned poisen ivy and the fumes drifted over to our house. Wasn't fun.

k smith

11:49AM | 07/24/03
Member Since: 07/09/03
71 lifetime posts
round up must contact foliage to translocate into the plant. i would not chop it all off before the application. any product with 2-4D as the active ingredient will work on any broadleaf plant. also, keep in mind that if you kill all plant material off you will grt erosion because ther are no roots stabalizing the soil and you will also have a weed problem.
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