The Q&A Archives: How to get rid of ivy

Question: The ground ivy is crawling though of my 8 foot tall hedge, and into my garden.

Answer: It's important to get rid of the ivy before it roots in your garden! The best approach is to sever the roots at the property line. A sharp garden spade will cut through the vines and roots. Pull up and remove all the stems and roots. A more permanent solution is to dig a trench at the property line and place a buried barrier there to prevent the roots from invading your garden. You might also talk with your neighbor; perhaps they will trim the ivy to keep it inbounds.

Best wishes with your ivy eradication project!

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by mcash70 and is called "Moss on a log"