Asked in Garden WeedsPest ControlPoison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
Will weedkiller work on ivy?
December 23, 2017 6:11PM
A weed killer that specifies that it is a woody brush herbicide works on ivy.
March 18, 2010 5:09PM
Yes, weed killers eventually act against ivy. Herbicides with
the active ingredients Dicamba, glyphosate or triclopyr are used
slowly, steadily but successfully during the ivy growing seasons of
early May to early June and most particularly in late August to the
middle of October. The extermination process tends to be helped by
1. Applying the liquid forms of the products, according to product instructions;
2. Battening down black plastic trash bugs and old non-color print newspaper issues over areas dominated solely by ivy;
3. Growing shade-loving plants, as competitors to the equally shade-loving ivy, in the darker areas of the lawn;
4. Keeping the lawn regularly watered and fertilized, for lusher, more competitive growth;
5. Letting mown grass grow to a height of around 3 inches (7.62 centimeters);
6. Monitoring nearby shallow-rooted plants for chemical damage;
7. Using weed killers a couple of days before mowing.