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How to Get Rid of Ivy Vines

Ivy vines are actually used as ornaments to their garden. it can be very appealing as it really gives you that nature-looking lawn. There are different types of Ivy plants. There are English ivy, Boston ivy, Poison ivy and many more. They have different characteristics but they come from one vine-like family.

With whatever kind of ivy you have: they all fall in the same category. They are quick growing weeds that can be very uncontrollable. They creep over the ground and you can see them practically everywhere! They are often very competitive when it comes to nutrients from the soil and space. That is exactly why they can kill other plants that are near them. If you have one of these in your lawn and you want to get rid of it, it’s not going to be easy but it’s very possible.

Triclopyr herbicide

Triclopyr is commonly used to control weeds and the good thing about this is that grasses and conifers are left unaffected. This type of herbicide is effective of woody plants (which ivy plants are).  Also, it contains vegetable oil that enables it to penetrate the woody structure of ivy vines. All you have to do is to use the applicator bottle to paint it directly to the vines or roots. Locate as many woody parts and apply this herbicide. Triclopyr is non-toxic to humans and animals but a little precaution won’t hurt—so just use gloves for safety. Also, this is a very powerful agent so be careful to paint it on roots of other plants.

Glyphosate herbicide

This is also another herbicide that is also effective on woody plants like ivy. Whether you use a full-strength formula or a lower one, you can just apply it. First thing you have to do it to cut a chunk of a woody part and paint it over the stump. Apply this on as many stumps as you can find and don’t hesitate to reapply.


Ivy can be a functional and decorative at the same time. It turns into an eye-catching groundcover and breeds well in a lot of areas. Sorry to say however, it grows so well in a few areas that it is likely to plague forests and garden spaces. It can even take control of an entire neighborhood and tear down brick buildings.

Draw out the vicious plant by hand after slashing the top and bottom vines. Still, be cautious in messing up portions of the wall due to the fact that they may get pulled out with the ivies when you attempt to heave them out. Under such circumstances, first pinch the ivy off the surface prior to dragging out as to lessen the possible danger of breaking your walls.

NOTE: Before applying these kinds of herbicides, read the instructions first for safety. Also, the best time to spray herbicides is during the autumn season. This is the time when they are moving sugars down into their roots for storage. This way the glyphosate and the triclopyr will be easily transported to the roots too. Never do this during spring because it does the opposite of it. It will take longer and you may need to reapply over and over again.

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