Poison Ivy

Poison IvyI mentioned last week that I had a large outgrowth of poison ivy in my yard. My dad was in town and he went out back to RoundUp the heck out of them, so I was unaware, until now, just how much I had! Approximately 110% of the mass of my backyard plants is poison ivy. Thankfully, only about 25% of my front yard is the pernicious weed. I hit everything I could find with the RoundUp and we’ll see how that works in about a week.

I must have gotten into a bit of it last week because I’m fighting off a nice little case. Yippee.

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4 Responses to Poison Ivy

  1. Annie says:

    did you use the regular round up or the poison ivy/brush formula?

    We’ve found that our poison ivy just laughs at the regular stuff – one summer we swore we were spraying fertilizer on it. Since then, we use the poison ivy formula.

  2. Bill says:

    I honestly have no idea. I was using what my dad purchased last week. I’ll have to look this afternoon.

  3. Coco says:

    I suggest that after you get the poison ivy killed off that you introduce some decorative ivy, (you can have some cuttings off of ours) it will fill the niche that the poison ivy was in so that it has a much harder time coming back. Otherwise you will have to constantly kill it off.

  4. Bill says:

    @Coco: That is an excellent idea. I will give it a shot out back. Unfortunately, in the front of the house the poison ivy is growing within, and outcompeting, an existing well-established ivy bed. Damn plant…

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