English Ivy Bed Covered With Poison Ivy

Q: Our once beautiful English ivy bed is overcome with poison ivy and other intruding weeds and vines. We have read your solution to hand paint the leaves with glyphosate using a foam brush. But we have so much and it is on a steep front hill. 

A: In my experience, poison ivy and many other weeds are much more sensitive to glyphosate (Roundup) than English ivy is. Spray the bank lightly with glyphosate now and respray late next spring after the weed sprouts and poison ivy leaves have emerged.

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