How do I kill poison ivy in my flower bed?

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  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on May 02, 2019

    Wearing a mask, disposable thick gloves, long sleeves & eye protection, you can pull it out & put it in a plastic bag, in the trash.


    Be careful not to leave any juices or plant oils on any clothes, clippers or you.


    Don't burn it either. Inhaling the smoke is a recipe for poison ivy in your nose & lungs, aka staying in the hospital for a week.

  • Bijous Bijous on May 02, 2019

    Hi Lynda. Cheryl was spot on! I'd just finish up with: leave about 1 inch of the stem. Don't attempt to pull out. Then dampen paper towel(s) with vegetation kill and wrap around the stem base. Use plastic wrap and tightly cover the towel. Use wire or string to secure. The vegetation kill will get to the roots and you won't have any more sprouting up. Leve it wrapped for the entire summer and remove in fall. Good luck!

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    • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on May 02, 2019

      I was going to add my secret trick, but yours is almost the same. 😎

      If I can’t pull them out by the roots, then I will clip them and hand paint with Brush Killer, on the cut ends of the stems. Go easy, unless you want to have adjacent flowers die.

      I use a dollar store tiny paint brush. Gloves too.


      Then I put a used food can inverted over the stem, to let the herbicide work without rain or watering get to it, for at least a week.

  • Dfm Dfm on May 02, 2019

    round up.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on May 02, 2019

    Round-Up.......cut if off,wearing mask & gloves and long sleeved pants shirts remove tops put in garbage bags( thoroughly wash clothing shoes tools anything that you have used to remove the tops;get 2 gallon pump sprayer(not a back pack don't risk leaking solution on your back) buy concentrate Round-Up add food coloring to it(so you can see where you are spraying it) as soon as you see new leaves growing on stems spray them heavily with the Round-Up. It is absorbed into leaves them stems then kills root systems. Round-Up works best when plant is in vigorous growth after being cut off & new leaves are emerging.Keep checking for new growth and spray thru out growing season.Depending how big the area is it may take a few weeks to get it all. Put spray nozzle down onto leaves when spraying & do not spray in wind or breezy conditions;use gloves;do not walk or get in wet solution. Follow the safety instructions on container they are & have always been on the container for a reason.

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    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on May 02, 2019

      There are over 750 products containing glyphosate for sale in the United States & all have hazardous labels with safety instructions on them & always have. as do all chemical cleaners(TSP, Krud Kutter,Wet & Forget It--just a few that everyone on here always recommends-not as non toxic eco friendly as they tout/claim),paint products,pesticides,fertilizers,along with flea & mosquito control products that people feed and put on their pets,and lots more products. There are many products and exposures that can or may cause cancer, and this is why there are warnings on product labels. Part of the problem is that product warnings are ignored by the public which means that the individual assumes the potential risk when using or consuming a product. Read the product labels and act accordingly. ; I'm well aware of the law suits as a professional landscape/garden design installer for over 20 yrs. before & after it became available to consumer OTC market without permits(we had 2 permits to buy it, use it along with safety classes). But government knowingly let it go on consumer market because they knew it would be huge money maker,no one is suing government. Most people don't even want to pull weeds let alone get rid of poison ivy, they aren't digging down 8"s or so and digging up removing all the roots by hand. it's a world of convenience if it wasn't we'd all be growing/raising our own clean food.did you know.....The sodium salt form of glyphosate is used to regulate plant growth and ripen specific crops.

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