Ivy Plants
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Ivy

Anonymous added on March 24, 2014 | Answered

If I lay a blue plastic tarp over a yard full of ivy, will the ivy die off? Getting ready to landscape a yard in a few weeks and wondered if this would make pulling it easier.

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Nikki
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Answered on March 24, 2014

I'm sure this would help but it may only be short term. The foliage may die off but the roots beneath, though smothered, may return once the tarp is removed. This article provides alternatives for killing off ivy: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/english-ivy/kill-english-ivy.htm

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