Is winter a good time to get rid of poison ivy?

by Robin
  4 answers
  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jan 22, 2019

    Yes it's better because leaves are gone but when you cut stalks/stems you can still get sap on you. Wear gloves and protective clothing cut it back bag it up & throw out/ do not burn it(burning will cause it to get in lungs). Then what you cannot get up by pulling out spray with Round-Up. Get concentrate and mix it yourself stronger than on label, If the poison ivy is really old thick stalks wood like I'd mix it half & half water add food coloring so you can see where you are appyling/spraying it. It only works if plant is in growth stage. So need to start spraying when it begins to grow first sight of growth in Spring. Spray on leaves new growth emerging from stems; it gets absorbed into leaves thru stems into root system killing roots & plants. Spray low directly onto each plant do not use in breeze/wind,wear disposable gloves,do not walk or get in wet solution, mix it near where you are spraying so if it's spilled it isn't getting all over. if you spill dilute with running water. wash all your shoes & clothes or throw them away ASAP.

  • Polly Fuller Polly Fuller on Jan 22, 2019

    I do it in the summer when the leaves are easy to recognize. use a good poison ivy spray. works for me.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 22, 2019

    Most perennial plant are dormant in the winter when it gets cold and won't take the round up into the roots, you need to wait until it starts growing again. Roundup has one that you can choose foam or spray. The foam setting allow you to get it on the plant and nothing else if you don't use too much. They also have one that is safe for grass but not weeds. The jugs should be reusable as long as the wands work, so you could refill using the concentrate they sell and strengthen the mixture by pouring in a little more of the concentrate to get the strength you want.

  • 1401470 1401470 on Jan 23, 2019

    It should be mostly dormant right now. It's easier to get rid of in the spring-fall. Goats love it - they will eat the root and all.