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Help! The damn ivy is taking over!

Clydetz Jul 25, 2017

  1. Clydetz

    Clydetz Forever straight and true Brigade Member

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    The ivy has taken over the pachysandra & trying to take over my side garage door!

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  2. begreen61

    begreen61 Deadicated JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Pull it off and out of the ground , don't want it to come back rock salt , but then nothing will grow there for a few years for that matter .Good luck Gary .
     
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  3. gzb

    gzb SUPER Moderator* Super Moderator

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    That's nothing that a precision application of Roundup won't cure...
     
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  4. Kelper

    Kelper Penguin Egg Eater Lady Devil

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    Trim it down..It's defintely great ground cover. ..I must have removed tons of that stuff over the years. I used to transplant it to other areas of my gardens.
     
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  5. Glenn

    Glenn Sol Invictus Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Complaining about to much "bush" huh . :cheesydevil:
     
  6. Clydetz

    Clydetz Forever straight and true Brigade Member

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    No... just the ivy. :nana:
     
  7. Glenn

    Glenn Sol Invictus Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    So her name is Ivy huh , better not tell Mo :bobert:
     
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  8. straighttokin

    straighttokin JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Just drown them in used motor oil. It worked on my grass!!:lafflol:
     
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  9. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Put some lattice up to keep it off the house.
     
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  10. Shike

    Shike knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    I would be more worried about the perv taking pictures of your windows.:evilbones:
     
  11. Clydetz

    Clydetz Forever straight and true Brigade Member

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    That be me! :shakie:
     
  12. GODDESS OF VENGEANCE

    GODDESS OF VENGEANCE Crazy Bitch Lady Devil Super Moderator

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    Ivy is great for coverage, but the door could be a problem?! :bwah: Transplant it elsewhere?! :ross:
     
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  13. Clydetz

    Clydetz Forever straight and true Brigade Member

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    I had pachysandra growing along the front side of the house which worked fine as a ground cover... kept the weeds at bay. The ivy worked well as ground cover along the back & part of the side of the house 'til it started 'climbing' & overtaking the pachysandra! I've peeled some of it away from the side garage door & the back porch screens. Mo is a plant lover & thinks it looks great! I started removing the ivy off the door with my Kershaw EDC. I'm using a large manual clipper to remove it from the sidewalk & the back porch steps.
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  14. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Kill it with fire! :panic:



    And Holy Water!! :priest:



    With all the chemicals in the air and water, it might turn into a man-eating plant!!! :bwah:
     
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  15. desmodus

    desmodus Arc Sodium Administrator Lady Devil JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Too much of that stuff can be quite bad to your property.

    The roots can invade your structure and the moisture build up can cause rot and mold.

    It really should not be on your house at all.

    All of those old historical buildings that people think look so nice with it are crumbling because it gets into the mortar and tears it apart.
     
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  16. ded i

    ded i Friend of The Devil Lady Devil

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    It will take over everything and tear it up. I had an old stone outbuilding - even though I thought I was watching the ivy closely it managed to grow through the mortar at the bottom of the step and grow inside. After that I tore it all out. When it gets going it will climb a 8 foot wall in one season. It is so beautiful but a lot of work.
     
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