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Re: Poison Ivy in my front yard

Subject: Re: Poison Ivy in my front yard
Author: Betsy D.
Date: 5/3/2006 11:46 am
Views: 2156
Status: Approved
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The big problem with mowing is that you risk spraying the urushiol oil into the air. I agree, Brian, that a careful plan is in order.

How big is the yard? Could an afternoon be spent pulling up the poison ivy (carefully and with the proper setup)? I've done that when the plant just couldn't be eradicated from around my azalea bushes. In order to get rid of the plant, you've got to make sure that you get rid of the roots. Herbicides do take time to work as you've noticed.

Something else you might consider is mowing and then applying Brush-B-Gon. You've damaged the plant and then applying the herbicide could help kill the roots.

SubjectAuthorDate
Poison Ivy in my front yard (Approved)Rhonda5/2/2006 1:14 pm
  Re: Poison Ivy in my front yar (Approved)Brian5/2/2006 4:51 pm
    Re: Poison Ivy in my front yar (Approved)Betsy D.5/3/2006 11:46 am
      Re: Poison Ivy in my front yar (Approved)Jim G5/3/2006 1:33 pm
        Re: Poison Ivy in my front yar (Approved)Sharon Dudley5/6/2006 7:49 pm
        Re: Poison Ivy in my front yar (Approved)Betsy D.5/8/2006 1:24 pm
    Re: Poison Ivy in my front yar (Approved)Frank C.6/4/2007 2:55 pm
      Re: Poison Ivy in my front yar (Approved)Betsy D.6/5/2007 7:36 pm
        Re: Poison Ivy in my front yar (Approved)Frank C6/6/2007 3:04 pm