Michael
Michael
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Asked on May 15, 2019

What is good natural way to kill poison ivy or oak?

Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAGkLynn Sorrell
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  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on May 16, 2019

    Cut at root and put herbicide there. Be careful removing because leaves that are dead can still contaminate you. If

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on May 16, 2019

    isn't one.....you cannot even pull/dig it out and successfully remove it 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.

  • Gk
    on May 16, 2019

    This article suggests that you can kill poison ivy with boiling water.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/poison-ivy-control.html

  • Just did this with my girlfriend. We dig it out, mark the bags for the refuse service, drown the area in agricultural strength vinegar. Then take a shower, then wash our clothes.

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