Asked on May 9, 2017

How can we rid ourselves of wood ivy overtaking our yard?

Karen WilcoxGailHillela G.


Our property is backed by the Erie Canal, which is NY State property, and it comes from there. Can anyone help us? We would like an environmentally safe option.
3 answers
  • Hillela G.
    on May 10, 2017

    Hand weeding is certainly an option for removing ground ivy, but it is usually a tedious task because of the many roots along the stem. Most often the will of the ground ivy to invade outlasts the will of the gardener to weed. Chemical strategies are also effective if the timing of application is correct.
  • Gail
    on May 10, 2017

  • Karen Wilcox
    on May 10, 2017

    Thank you for your help. We have considered weeding, but are not physically able to do it. After more research , we have found out that it is actually called Speedwell.. From what I found,, it looks like we may have to rototill.. You were so kind to respond HiLela G.
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