What's good for killing ivy without harming nearby fruit trees?
The neighbouring land (not someone's garden) has a couple of seriously
overgrown ivy plants and they're growing onto my property and also growing
all over the fruit trees next to them. I'd like some sort off weedkiller to
kill them that won't harm the trees.
Yes I have. If pulling it out by the roots is the remedy, pull it out by the
roots .......... once it has rooted on your land.
Where is the problem? Too much like hard work? Concrete everything over then
and paint it green
I suggest waiting for a good day or two of rain to soften the soil.
Then wearing gloves long sleeves etc and having a large trash bag about
gently pull up the vine trying to get all the roots. May be easier here
as sandy loan with high mulch content enables the surface roots to pull
well. Think of these roots as underground vine. Try to get it all. Go
Hot shower afterwards. Ivy is a good thing to watch for and remove
early. Still a bird dropping in and obscure location and nature works.
I've neighbors that don't have a clue about poison ivy and don't care.
You can cut whatever parts of the ivy are growing on your side of the
property line but the application of defolient or digging/pulling up the ivy
is something best discussed with your neighbor prior to proceeding with any
erradication method and first obtaining their written permission. In some
jurisdictions one may apply for monetary compensation for periodically
cutting the parts of a neighbor's vegetation growing on your side when they
refuse to cut back or otherwise contain their vegetation. There have been
many law suits won by people against neighbors whose invasive vegetation
have crossed the line... in some instances blocking the view with vegetation
is against the law. Of course if you have any reason to believe your
neighbor will be uncooperative then it is best to say nothing, creep out in
the middle of a moonless night with your sprayer filled with defolient and
have at it.
I know he read my reply to the OP and than has the unmitigated chutzpah to
regurgitate eggszactly what I suggested.
And I do live in the middle of a field, a rather large field, as do most of
my neighbors... we like it that way.
I've been attempting to obliterate the field by planting trees but with such
a large field its a losing battle...last week I planted two chubby little
Colorado blue spruce... what kind of dent will these make:
Right now it's pouring (or I'd be mowing), there's one lonely Canada goose
enjoying the deluge:
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