Ivy may look attractive, but ...
Ivy quickly becomes one of the biggest garden pests of all. Choking out native plants, ruining trees, damaging windows and even our roofs and guttering, any small gap it can get its tendrils into will eventually be damaged.
Dense ivy ground cover forms a shelter for rats is slug heaven and the dust it collects can cause breathing problems for those with allergies. This article explains how to get rid of ivy.
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Disposing of cut Ivy.
To dispose of the cut ivy the best way is to burn it or it can be left on a ground-sheet in a heap to die off.
Check your contractor is not going to shift your problem to someone else by dumping it in a field somewhere. Small amounts can be tied in a bin bag to rot and then added to your compost heap. Never add living green ivy to your compost heap.
Eradicating Ivy from your garden.
Generally it is very difficult to kill an entire ivy plant with the first application of herbicide or by digging/pulling ivy roots out. You will almost certainly have to selective spray or dig now and again over the coming months to eradicate the Ivy pest completely.
Even when you think you have won the battle, a bird will dump an Ivy seed smack bang right in the middle of your garden. A new shoot will appear over your neighbours wall or under the boundary fence. Keep on top of it.
I don't like using chemicals, but in the case of Ivy I feel its justified, spraying the growing leaves with weed killers containing(it attacks the leaves and the roots) will kill of the plant. You may need to repeat this. (read the label)
Super concentrated (360g/l) and the best value glyphosate weed killer that kills the whole plant and the roots.
A lot cheaper than branded premixes. Twelve ml per litre is all that's required for something like a sprayer. Sixty ml in five litres of water will kill 100 sq metres. Weeds should start to die back in 1-2 weeks.
Don't be frightened off by the price, this two Litre bottle (360) Dilutes to treats up to 3332 sq/m
Strongest Weed killer available online in the U.K. For uncertified Use. Contains 360 g/l glyphosate,
One Litre Treats Over 0.4 of an Acre Offering the Best Value Available.
Gallup Home&Garden is a domestic weed killer that contains 360 g/l glyphosate for effective control of annual and deep-rooted perennial garden weeds, including grass, docks, nettles, Willow herb, dandelion and bindweed. Kills most weeds in one application with no need to re-apply. A single two litre bottle treats up to 3332 sq/m
Always check Strength actually is 360g/l when buying concentrated Glyphosate weed-killer from other sources.