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tprice
03-22-2012, 05:28 PM
I have tried round up and everything else but at my office my dear old deceased Grandmother years ago planted IVY. I have an older gentleman that works pretty cheap but it is almost impossible for him to keep it cut back. I have it in several areas around my office

Anybody got ideas on what will kill it, LEGALLY ;?;?;?

Have been told to spray diesel fuel on it but not too sure about that


OldPete
03-22-2012, 05:36 PM
Poison Ivy killer. Worked like a charm for me. One problem. It'll kill EVERYTHING -- including small trees. It's heavy duty.

KJS
03-22-2012, 05:40 PM
I mix poison ivy killer with roundup. The thing is it will come back. You need to kill the root system or pull the root system up.


Bamby
03-22-2012, 05:43 PM
I've had pretty good success killing most any kind of weed by simply spraying it with paint thinner through a garden sprayer. You've probably already got some around spay some as a sample and observe for the results...

ericinmich
03-22-2012, 05:45 PM
Poison ivy killer with roundup with kerosene.

stringle
03-22-2012, 06:13 PM
Salt

CH
03-22-2012, 06:13 PM
Round up once, pull it out when it looks dead and if any more sprouts hit it agin with the round up. I have never had to do it more than twice.

Buoy Scout
03-22-2012, 06:24 PM
I use double or triple strength Round Up. Sometimes takes two applications, but it does work. Timing of application is important with Round Up. For best results, you need to apply it in full sun on a warm day. Applying it in the evening doesn't seem to work nearly as well.

jebsurf
03-22-2012, 06:27 PM
gas

oldsalt9876
03-22-2012, 06:36 PM
I think on a hot sunny day the plant soaks any moisture, so i agree that is the best time to use roundup

Boataholic
03-22-2012, 06:39 PM
maybe this?

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200203874_200203874

rudetruth
03-22-2012, 06:51 PM
Ground Kill,works on everything,name says it all.
After running out after the first time I bought it,went to
Lowes or HD and asked for it.
Guy in lawn and garden asked what it was called and I
said I don't know something like ground kill.
He insisted he had never heard of it but led me to chemicals,
first bottle he saw he commented "wow" says Ground Kill
right on bottle.
Kills for up to 1 year.

GulfC
03-22-2012, 07:02 PM
Round up works but if I recall correctly, you have to kill it at the edges and keep soaking it around edges every 4-6 days especially on warm, bright, sunny days when the plants are trying to grow the most. We had tons of it several years ago and that was the only way to control it.

Sea Daddy
03-22-2012, 07:11 PM
Eraser...from a co-op, not from Lowes et al.

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cgrand
03-23-2012, 06:38 AM
Salt

:thumbsup:

i try not to use a bunch of chemicals, and the 100% kill stuff can run off into other areas. cut the ivy back, pull the root system up to the top with a hoe, then sump several boxes of ice cream salt over them

it wont come back, and eventually the salt will dissolve

Blythe1022
03-23-2012, 06:55 AM
Get a brush and ivy killer that you mix in a sprayer. Make the solution twice as strong by adding half the water per ounce of poison. Run a weedeater through the ivy on a nice warm, dry day. Hack it up pretty good. Then spray it down with the poison. It may take 2 or 3 attempts but that will kill it. I tried without taking the weedeater to it to no avail. The weedeater made a big difference.

Mr. Demeanor
03-23-2012, 07:09 AM
I use Ortho Brush and Ivy Killer. It even kills Pepper trees!

baitkiller
03-23-2012, 07:10 AM
My truck in 4 Low and a chain.

redneck gardening is how its done.
We have Brazillian pepper trees that never die. once the sprout back up to about 5' I tie them off and rip them out. 5 minute job.

Danny33486
03-23-2012, 07:12 AM
you have to buy the concentrated round up and mix it with 1/3 the water.

Teasem
03-23-2012, 07:22 AM
Poison ivy killer with roundup with kerosene.

Then light match, stand back and watch... Results are quick!!

frugal boater
03-23-2012, 09:23 AM
Look up older threads on using Roundup. Farm suppliers sell the the good concentrate that you mix. Add a sufficant. Use sparingly and do not get it on any you want to save. After application works for a week or so cut any roots leading up wall.

MJPhelps
03-23-2012, 09:43 AM
Brush Kill, or Ground Kill!

It will tell you right on the label that it will kill every living plant. It is recommended that you use it in the Fall. That is because this will allow the weather to disperse any residual chemicals before spring. You can replant in the Spring (grass, plants, etc). If you use it now, nothing will grow there for a few months.

My yard was completely overgrown with grapes, weeds, and poison Ivy/Sumac. This stuff kills it all! Grass came back the next year.

Think Done Deals
03-23-2012, 09:52 AM
I am going to say right now, read the instructions for this stuff before using. Depending on where you are spraying make sure you have some sort of drift control.

http://bettervm.basf.us/products/sahara-dg-herbicide.html

toby10
03-23-2012, 11:00 AM
Read any directions carefully. You need to pay attention to how much moisture is in the ground-especially with Roundup. If you have been dry for several days, water the area the day or evening before you want to apply your killer. Don't over do it. Just enough for the plants to be taking in water. Your killer will get to the roots much quicker and in greater concentration.

I would use Ivy Killer or Ground clear before Roundup.

x100 on drift control!!!!!!

Mr. Demeanor
03-23-2012, 11:03 AM
My truck in 4 Low and a chain.

redneck gardening is how its done.
We have Brazillian pepper trees that never die. once the sprout back up to about 5' I tie them off and rip them out. 5 minute job.


Spray the leaves of the pepper with Ortho poison ivy killer and they die. Sometimes I cut them down then pour just a little straight on the stump. They never return.

Shag
03-23-2012, 11:16 AM
50% Roundup (commercial grade) 50% Crossbow.

airbrush
03-23-2012, 11:29 AM
Bamboo is easy,,,,,,salt.

outerbanxer
03-24-2012, 09:01 AM
Napalm is the best way to go for ivy...and friggen pampas grass:mad:

Seriously though, there is almost no end to it.

Schmaltz~Herring
03-24-2012, 09:41 AM
This face will kill darn near anything that sees it.

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r301/trafficlawyer/PELOSI.jpg

tprice
03-24-2012, 09:44 AM
This face will kill darn near anything that sees it.

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r301/trafficlawyer/PELOSI.jpg


Damn that is an UNDERSTATEMENT :rofl::rofl::rofl:

Hairless Hand
03-24-2012, 09:50 AM
Call Harvey Updyke. He knows how to kill trees.

AGENT86
03-24-2012, 01:46 PM
Urine.

Shag
03-24-2012, 03:24 PM
Urine.

It will kill an Azalea bush too and cause a sharp pain in the back of your head when the wife slaps you for peeing off the porch. At least that's what I've been told.

AGENT86
03-24-2012, 03:39 PM
It will kill an Azalea bush too and cause a sharp pain in the back of your head when the wife slaps you for peeing off the porch. At least that's what I've been told.


Stealth is key! That, and being very sneaky...collect a couple gallons in a jug...then, after dark, go outside & pour it into the root system. It also works wonders on bad neighbors prized plants...you know, those neighbors that drive you insane with BS regulations yet break any rule they see fit...and get away with it because they're on the HOA BOD...;)

Tireless
03-24-2012, 06:26 PM
Today I went hog wild with a gas powered lawn trimmer and a combination of Roundup and Orthodox Poison Ivy Killer. We just bought a house that needs considerable ivy removal. Creeping ivy in ATL is a great home for copperheads.

I whacked the ivy hard with the trimmer. Following that I sprayed down the entire area with the above chemicals. I will post my experience and provide photos of the progress that was made using this combination of removal measures.

Edisto_Rebel
03-24-2012, 07:25 PM
this has worked on everything I've applied it to including small trees and shrubs.

http://www.naturehills.com/images/ProductImages/433694.jpg

GulfC
03-25-2012, 04:18 AM
This face will kill darn near anything that sees it.

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r301/trafficlawyer/PELOSI.jpg

Sure, if you never, ever want anything to grow there again. And give anyone that sees it forever nightmares. Talk about overkill...it's just ivy :grin:

Jimm
03-25-2012, 08:35 AM
Whenever trying to kill vines, always try to cut vine to 3 or 4 foot length from ground. Then spray small ground length. That way killer does not have to act on 20 feet, just 3 or so.



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