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Questions About English Ivy Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
March 31, 2011

Q. How to Kill English Ivy

How can you effectively kill English ivy? About three years ago, I planted English ivy on a hillside in back of our house and it really took off. We now want to put a deck on our house and it will be built over the English ivy, but I’m afraid that the ivy will grow up the deck and take over.

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Nikki on
March 31, 2011
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Anonymous on
April 11, 2011

Q. Get Rid of English Ivy

Family in Vancouver bought a house that has what they call English Ivy, and it is just growing everywhere. How can they get rid of it?

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Nikki on
April 12, 2011
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Anonymous on
May 3, 2011

Q. Killing Grass

I have grass growing out from within a large patch of English ivy in the front of my home. The ivy is beautiful but the grass is not, especially in this location and I’m tired of pulling it out every year. Is there something that I can use to kill the grass but not harm the ivy?

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Nikki on
May 4, 2011
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Unfortunately, if the grass is located within the ivy, you may have no choice but to pull it up. However, there are organic weed killers that may offer relief and deemed safe for other plants--check with your local garden center.

This article provides some other suggestions that may help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/how-to-kill-grass-naturally-kill-unwanted-grass-in-your-yard.htm

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Anonymous on
June 3, 2011

Q. Poison Ivy Growing in English Ivy

How do you kill poison ivy that is growing in English ivy ground cover?

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Nikki on
June 4, 2011
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This article should help you with your poison ivy problem: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/starting/poison-ivy-control.htm

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Anonymous on
June 16, 2011

Q. English Ivy Getting Spots and Turning Brown

I have English Ivy growing on the north side of my house. Many of the leaves are getting brown spots, turning yellow and then brown. My neighbor to the south has the same problem with their ivy. I would like to know if this is an insect, a disease, or the effects of winter in Utah. I would also like to know how to combat the problem. Do I need to prune it way back so that there is only new growth that is not infected?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 17, 2011
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It could be insects or fungus. I would lean towards fungus, simply because ivy is normally pretty pest resistant. Cut the ivy back some and then treat the area with neem oil. Neem oil will take care of the problem whether it is pests or fungus. Here is more information on neem oil:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 29, 2011

Q. What Herbicide to Use to Kill English Ivy

Please tell me what I can use to kill English Ivy. I need the very strongest!

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Nikki on
July 30, 2011
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The very strongest would be undiluted Round-Up. That will kill anything, but English ivy may need a few application to truly kill it.

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Answered by
atwhatcost on
July 30, 2011
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I hear if you soak cigarette butts in water for a day,, the water will kill them.

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Asked by
amayhood on
August 25, 2011

Q. I Think Spider Mites Have Destroyed My English Ivy

Help! I used to have a beautiful spread of English Ivy down the front slope of my house, but this year is has been decimated and there are hand-sized webs here and there scattered throughout. From what I read on the internet, I think this is spider mites, not sure. My question is, how to treat them and will the winter freeze kill them or do they just stay dormant over the winter and reappear in the spring?

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Nikki on
August 26, 2011
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We have found the best way to treat spider mites is with neem oil. Not only is it effective, but it's also quite safe to both plants and animals (as well as humans). These articles should help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/spider-mite-treatment.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/spider-mite-detection-and-spider-mite-natural-control.htm

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