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Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

Will weedkiller work on ivy?


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December 23, 2017 6:11PM

A weed killer that specifies that it is a woody brush herbicide works on ivy.

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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 the following:
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.