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Old 05-07-2010, 01:01 PM
Location: rain city
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They're adorable too.

(and much MUCH easier to control than goats)
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:21 PM
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We have a wooded lot near our house I pass by when taking the dog for a walk. They have a dog behind a fence and I would let my dog run up and say hello. Well spring is here and the poison ivy it is so thick there I don't let my dog get anywhere near their property.
I check our hedges for it and kill it as I see it. I'll mow it down if its near the edge and creeping into the lawn or spray it if its inside. If its starting to climb I cut it off at the root base.
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:28 PM
Location: Raleigh NC
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^Good call on not letting the dog go near it. I have actually caught poison ivy from my dog. I remember wandering where I caught it from and it dawned on me that I had taken the dog swimming and remember passing a patch near where she swam. I remember her walking near it but I guess she actually went through it since the oils rubbed off her onto my arm.
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by eloyfan View Post
I love it. You are my kind of pal.
I have this vivid visual of you as part of the cast roaming through the jungle in "Predator". Slow.....Quiet....Focused......Deadly.
That's right! I am the poison-ivy stalking Rambo of my neighborhood
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:16 PM
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Round up did not work for squat for me. I used it every year a couple of times a year, for a couple of years. Tried pouring boiling water on it, I used the brush killer brush-b-gone by ortho and also another product that had that same active ingredient in it. (begins with a t?) and those worked (so far). I hate chemicals, but spouse had a serious outbreak by only touching one little leaf edge for a millisecond. Getting this is serious business!!
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:38 AM
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I sprayed brush killer (hose end type sprayer) on it last year (2x, maybe 3x) and *so far* this year it is not coming back very strongly. I am encouraged that in a couple more years will have killed it completely!!

Eventually I will go organic in my lawn care, but - if I gotta call in the synthetics to wipe out this nasty stuff then so be it!

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Old 05-12-2010, 01:49 PM
Location: NW Indiana
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Round Up worked fine for me. A few summers ago I had TONS of poison ivy in my hard. Never had it in the 17 years prior that I lived in my house. I guess birds or other critters planted it. I soaked the leaves (tops and bottoms), as well as the stems, with the spray. One good dousing killed it. The next year there was no sign of poison ivy, but last year I found some when it was still small. Round Up again took care of the problem. You need to be real careful, though, not to let the spray get on anything you don't want to die, including shrubs and small trees.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:12 PM
Location: SoCal
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We had a poison ivy vine growing really healthy climbing tree last year

This year it is all dead

How did I killed it? Well, based on the advice of a knowledgeable friend, I left it alone all last year until the winter where it dropped all its leaves. I then cut off at the based of the vine so this spring no leaves can grow. Nice & clean. No mess. No need to deal with leaves.

I still have a bit of new leaves coming up at the root, that's because I did not pull the roots up. I'll have to cut them off again and this time I'll spray it with Round Up specifically for Poison Ivy.
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