Round-up works well on poison ivy. The thing it, you probably need to apply
it 2 or 3 times during one growing season and possibly again at the
beginning of the next growing season. Poison Ivy is a pretty tough plant,
and if even a small root is left barely clinging to life, the plant will
Crossbow is another one -- it's a mixture of 2,4-D and triclopyr that
may be more effective than just Roundup alone.
As another poster (and the above link) notes, poison ivy is tough
stuff--even a trace of root alive will regenerate over a summer plus you
may have seed from previous years germinating as well...it's a
multi-year project if there's any established colony at all in all
In my experience, killing poison ivy is an ongoing chore. Two three
times a year make the rounds and kill it when you find it. I use
Round Up. As everyone else said, it's tough stuff and the roots
are tenatious, besides that, birds eat the berries and spread it
around that way. There is no, okay, it's gone forever.
I'm overly sensitive to poison ivy, so killing the stuff is no joke to
I've had good results with Roundup. You need to apply it strong, like
6%, not the strength used for common weeds. And you may need to
apply it more than once if new growth emerges. There are also a
variety of brush killer products available that are targeted at tough
to kill brush and weeds.
be aware if you burn it,the smoke can make you break out just as well as
touching it.Had a cousin who had to stay in the hospital because he breathed
the smoke from burning poison ivy.We almost lost him.
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