How do you kill or get rid of ivy and not kill your other plants.

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I have a lot of Ivy which right now is actually holding up my fence but I would like to get rid of my Ivy but I have flowers Among The Ivy and I don't want to kill my flowers.
q how do you kill or get rid of ivy and not kill your other plants
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 30, 2018
    you will have to cut it down and dig the roots out

  • Oh dear, that is a lot of ivy. I would just tackle it over a period of time and work in sections. You will just need to get in there and cut it out and take it off the fence. Once all that is gone, you can see where they are rooted and start digging out.

  • Andra Andra on Mar 30, 2018
    It may be tedious, but hand trimming would be the best bet. Small clippers and gloves would be best. I'd suggest listening to music and take your time. :)

  • Bijous Bijous on Mar 30, 2018
    I had that much as more. I cut it all down to within two inches of the ground. Then I used a sponge paint brush and painted with vegetation kill on each one of the vine stems. If any started to grow, I reapplied. All gone in about 6 months. Not a hard job but tedious. Good luck.

  • Jan Bahno Jan Bahno on Mar 30, 2018
    Relocate the plants instead . Then U can either prune the Ivy back ,or remove it entirely. But then u will need to support the fence now, or tear the fence down totally. Plot it out on graph paper where U want to relocate the other plants before you do anything else. There is a multitude of FREE garden planner software online, I'm sure. And Google 'garden planning software ' or 'garden planning apps'. Good luck and we all want to see photos of the project as it moves along. That's why you plot it out first before any digging up or pulling out the vines . Sounds promising and fun.

    • Pam28419675 Pam28419675 on Apr 26, 2018
      Unfortunately my yard is to small to relocate the 5 big flowing bushes I have. I also have been trying to work with my neighbor in the back to go in on paying for the fence as it's a "neighbor" fence. I know I will have to cut back the ivy, then do the fence then finish off the ivy.

  • Ann Ann on Mar 30, 2018
    Ivy is tough. It’s a fast growing, strong vine that can take over your yard. It’s strong enough to take down a fence, and if allowed to climb up a tree, it will kill that tree by smothering the bark.i would pull up those that surround the good plants, and then kill large tracts of the ivy by 1) weed killer 2) lay boards down and smother it so you can pull it up easily wgphen dead ( might take a few days to a week), i would spray the fence, let them die then pull it off gently. Patience required. Good luck!