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Neighbors vines

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Ikrause2003 Last reply on Apr 27, 2016

The neighbors son cut all the trees down between our yards. He never cleaned it up which left the area to mulch and not be cleaned up in the last few years. Now, the wild grape vines (not pictured) and other things are out of control. The tendrils are sliding over the fence like something from the movie Jumanaji killing everything it can strangle on my side of the fence. So much for the evergreen hedge I started so I don't have to look at it. I chop and push it back but it just keeps coming back to my side. Any ideas on what to do to get to stop coming to my yard without cleaning up their yard (again) for them

We are actually replacing this section of fence and will be tearing this one down to the roots. The harder section I couldn't get pics of
This stuff wraps around the trees and strangles it out, but hasn't hurt the other vines
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  • Gail Salminen
    Gail Salminen Canada
    on Jun 18, 2013

    @Jody D check with your municipal bi-laws. Some communities make provisions for problems from a neighbour's yard. When it is such an invasive plant and the neighbour doesn't take care of it, sometimes the municipality will force the homeowner to take action or pay the city to have someone come in and take care of the situation. Looks like there is potential for this plant to also cause damage to a fence from the tendrils that attach to structures as well as the weight of the branches. Wishing you luck.

  • Jody D
    Jody D Fort Edward, NY
    on Jun 18, 2013

    Thanks Gail~~this yard has been "turned in" by other neighbors to no avail

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Jun 18, 2013

    Anything effective is probably going to kill the vine on the other side of the fence as well. You'll have to decide if you want to go down that road.

  • Jody D
    Jody D Fort Edward, NY
    on Jun 18, 2013

    We don't want the vines on our side, and they don't seem to care what grows on their side. My ONLY concern is my evergreen hedge, the black walnut and a few maples that are on their side. Though I do think if I got them to clean it up those would be clear cut too............

  • Gail Salminen
    Gail Salminen Canada
    on Jun 18, 2013

    @Jody D well if no one cares, perhaps time to get the roundup out! That should take care of it. I have a neighbour that does not get rid of their invasive plants either. To keep it out of our garden I spray round up on it at the fence level. Quick spray in early spring protects my yard. Good luck and thanks for the response.

  • Jody D
    Jody D Fort Edward, NY
    on Jun 18, 2013

    Thanks for all the responses......guess round up it is

  • Ikrause2003
    Ikrause2003
    on Apr 27, 2016

    The blue flowering wine is a nightshade and is poisones. Pretty flower though but I wouldnt want it near children.

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