Asked on Oct 21, 2017

What is the best way to keep English Ivy from taking over our yard?

27524803GinnyNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CA


I don't want to use toxic weed killers. Do you have any safe sugestions? The neighbors just let it grow through the fences and I spend too much time pulling it our.

5 answers
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead
    on Oct 21, 2017

    try straight white vinwhat.
  • Jean
    on Oct 21, 2017

    weed killer isn't all that effective, because of the way it roots anywhere it can...
    getting over the fence (with permission) and cutting a line close to the fence, then mulching that line with landscape fabric (doubled) and bricks may hold it off from the fence for a while...
    but really, convincing them to remove the dratted stuff is the only way you'll ever be free of it.

  • Ginny
    on Oct 21, 2017

    I would go to local garden center or call your County/State Extension Service for the answer. Don't let ivy get under siding or grow on brick because it can ruin the mortar somehow. Wish I could explain better. Read it in a book or heard it on TV a long time ago.
  • 27524803
    on Oct 21, 2017

    I would talk to the neighbors and ask them to keep it trimmed on their side and away from your property.... And tell them if they won't, you will have to start spraying it to protect your landscaping and structures from the damage it can cause... then do it... if it dies on their side.. your problem is solved
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