How do you permanently get rid of a large patch of poison ivy?

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  • Gregg Gregg on Dec 28, 2017
    Spray with poison ivy killer, or a Woody plant killer, if in an area that you aren't worried about killing other vegetation.

  • Stacey Reynolds Stacey Reynolds on Dec 28, 2017
    Salt!!! It will kill it and once its dead pull it all up and spread a generous amount of salt again. When it rains the salt seaps into the ground killing it for good! Good luck!

  • Ifixstuff Ifixstuff on Dec 28, 2017
    Since the roots must be destroyed or the plant will just grow back, you might have to resort to a product that kills plants from the roots up. This product must be applied while the plant is growing so it will absorb the liquid. Wear protective clothing, a mask, and goggles, and do not spray adjacent plants you want to keep. Also, if it is a large plant, it has been there for years and most likely has a very deep root system and berries (seeds) that have dropped. Therefore new plants may pop up in the area for years. Just keep the spray on hand and zap the new plants as they sprout. It might take a few years, but the battle can be won. If you do not want to use the spray, manually removing the plants and the roots requires that you wear head to toe protection. Soak the soil with water using a garden hose to make it easier to pull out the plants. As you pull, try to follow the root system as far as it will go. Then be diligent in the weeks to come to pull out any and all new three-leafed sprouts as they appear. And, when you are done for the day, make sure to remove the protective clothing carefully so you do not touch any part of it that touched the plant. Turn gloves inside out and peel them off. Wash yourself with a special poison ivy soap, and the clothes in hot water and a strong detergent. Be aware of ANYTHING you touched with the gloves you wore and make sure to wash them if they were touched. Hand tools, door knobs, trash can lids can hold the irritating oil for weeks. Good luck!

  • Char Aaron Char Aaron on Dec 28, 2017
    If you don't want to replant that area salting the soil should do it.when we took this house it had a green yellow thing all around it..it to this day is referred to as the weed take care happy new year