About Ivy - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by mountainmom7
April 18, 2010
I have Ivy growing in my flower bed. I pulled up all the bulbs out..what is the best thing to kill the ivy?

Answer from NGA
April 18, 2010


Pulling it out roots and all is the best method of control. Any roots left in the ground will sprout. Or, cutting it off at ground level and painting the stubs with a vegetation killer such as Round Up will eventually kill it. You have to be careful with Round Up - it will kill anything it touches so use it carefully around your other plants. Ivy is tenacious so repeat applications will be necessary. Cut off any new sprouts as soon as they appear and then paint the stubs with the herbicide. Eventually the underground roots will run out of stored energy and will die off.

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