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A stone barrier under your fence will help. Just pull it up, comes out easy.
Thank you for the suggestion. The ivy has spread way beyond the fence though. It is coming up around my deck and various other places. It is too much to pull up and it always grows back and continues to spread. I'm looking for some kind of weed killer (one that I could purchase or homemade).
Try a box of table salt- seriously, pick a 1 foot area on your side of fence. Cut down all the showing ivy. Dampen area just a bit. Spread the salt in the 1 foot test area and as much as you can reach under fence. If you have a mister/sprayer you can dampen top of salted area. Check Maybe every other day-and mist top of salt if it is dry -You don’t want it to run off. If it rains you will need to do again but if you see the ivy turn yellow and begin to avoid growing back in the area, you’ll know it works (I’ve never used it on ivy).
Its cheap and works on tough weeds. The only thing is you don’t want to use salt where you want to plant other things. If it works you can buy a bag of water softener salt and make a barrier around fence.
This may sound weird but I keep my ivy out of my neighbors yard by pulling up the vines and folding/directing them back toward my yard. Rather than killing the vine...go to the neighbors side of the fence and swing those vines back in the direction they came from...they will grow that way for a good while before a few sneak back in your direction!
Yes what Edie said! My neighbor has ivy and we have just trained the ivy back onto their fence. Although I really do like ivy and it can be a pretty backdrop! But you can “weave” the ivy back to their yard.
Thank you for all your suggestions!! I can't wait to start trying them.