Ajn1412@aol.com - Knowledgebase Question

Plandome, NY
Question by ajn1412
February 26, 2002
last yer i out wood chips befor this winter over english ivy, and will the wood chips kill the english ivy??? and i want to plant shrubs,flowers,bushes, ect. will the wood chips kill those plants???


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Answer from NGA
February 26, 2002

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is often used in such difficult situations because it is a very resiliant plant and can survive under adverse conditions; it is possible that your ivy was originally planted to solve a rather difficult problem. So on a conservative note, I would suggest you might want to consider this possibility, perhaps in consultation with your county extension, prior to eradicating it -- it would be a shame to go through all the time and effort and trouble to try to get rid of it only to realize later that it wasn't such a bad choice for the location.

On the other hand of course it is possible it has simply become overgrown and needs to be controlled, so good luck with your project whichever way you decide to go with it. is often used in such difficult situations because it is a very resiliant plant and can survive under adverse conditions; it is possible that your ivy was originally planted to solve a rather difficult problem. So on a conservative note, I would suggest you might want to consider this possibility, perhaps in consultation with your county extension, prior to eradicating it -- it would be a shame to go through all the time and effort and trouble to try to get rid of it only to realize later that it wasn't such a bad choice for the location.

On the other hand of course it is possible it has simply become overgrown and needs to be controlled, so good luck with your project whichever way you decide to go with it.

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