Originally Posted by ansky
What is the best way to get rid of ivy? We have large vines of it growing all over our yard, mainly along the edges of my house's foundation. I have been pulling large roots of it out of the ground, but is there any way to keep it from coming back?
Not sure if this will work or not, but I have a property that is loaded with ivy in multiple planted areasl and in the spring, I am going to see how Ortho Brush Killer works on it.
The reason I am going to try is that I am very impressed with how it worked on my poison ivy vines that had leaves the size of my hand and a root going up an old dead tree that was at least 2 inches in diameter. I sprayed this stuff along my fence row on the ground in about a 3 foot swath from a hose end sprayer. It took a while, but let me tell you, it knocked everything it touched back. Now that we have had a couple of hard freezes, I am going to use an ax to hack at the root and then drench the cut edge of it with the stuff as well.
That being said, if you have other plants in amongst the ivy, you are going to have to be very careful in how you apply it...what it touches, it kills.